Wall Street opens lower with Fed minutes in focus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. flags fly out in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York, U.S., February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes opened lower on Wednesday as investors stayed away from making big bets ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S Federal Reserve’s January meeting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 37.1 points, or 0.12%, at the open to 31485.61. The S&P 500 fell 14.1 points, or 0.36%, at the open to 3918.5, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 135.9 points, or 0.97%, to 13911.649 at the opening bell.

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