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Wall St falls on virus fears, stimulus uncertainty

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Wall Street's main indexes slipped at the open on Monday as concerns about fresh coronavirus-driven lockdowns and the inability of Congress to agree on more fiscal stimulus raised fears about another hit to the domestic economy.

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes slipped at the open on Monday as concerns about fresh coronavirus-driven lockdowns and the inability of Congress to agree on more fiscal stimulus raised fears about another hit to the domestic economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI hit a near two-month low shortly after opening 172.71 points, or 0.62%, lower at 27,484.71.

The S&P 500 .SPX opened lower by 33.90 points, or 1.02%, at 3,285.57 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 183.14 points, or 1.70%, to 10,610.14 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Devik Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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