US Stocks Open Lower on Tuesday

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes slid in early trading Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ are all down about two-tenths of one percent.

European stock prices moved higher in afternoon trading.

London's Financial Times index is up nine-tenths of a percent. The CAC-40 in Paris is ahead by six-tenths of a percent, while the DAX index in Frankfurt is up 1.8 percent.

Earlier, in Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index lost 1.6 percent to finish at 8,721.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained one-half of one percent to finish the day's trading at 19,015.

Gold is trading up $7.30 at $1,786.15 an ounce.

The dollar is trading lower against the yen, but is up against the euro.