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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as virus cases surge, stimulus doubts weigh

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Wall Street's main indexes started the week on a dour note on Monday as surging coronavirus cases and a stalemate in Washington over the next fiscal aid bill darkened the economic outlook in the run up to the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes started the week on a dour note on Monday as surging coronavirus cases and a stalemate in Washington over the next fiscal aid bill darkened the economic outlook in the run up to the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 149.75 points, or 0.53%, at the open to 28,185.82.

The S&P 500 .SPX opened lower by 23.97 points, or 0.69%, at 3,441.42, while the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 107.64 points, or 0.93%, to 11,440.64 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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