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Wall Street opens lower on rising virus cases, elevated jobless claims

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(Reuters) - Wall Street main indexes opened lower on Thursday following their worst day in two weeks, as investors were unnerved by an alarming rise in new coronavirus cases and an elevated weekly jobless claims number.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 80.72 points, or 0.32%, at the open to 25,365.22. The S&P 500 opened lower by 3.73 points, or 0.12%, at 3,046.60. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 9.81 points, or 0.10%, to 9,899.36 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Devik Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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