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U.S. stocks open lower after North Korea missile test

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U.S. stock-market indexes opened lower on Tuesday, with the Dow industrials down by triple digits after a North Korean missile test over Japanese airspace rattled investors, prompting them to sell assets perceived as risky. The Dow Jones Industrial Average












DJIA, +0.26%










opened 133 points, 0.6%, lower at 21,678. The S&P 500












SPX, +0.08%










was down by 14 points, or 0.6%, to 2,429 at the open. Implied volatility as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index












VIX, +3.36%










jumped 19%, but was still at relatively low level around 13. The Nasdaq Composite index












COMP, +0.30%










declined 50 points, or 0.8% to 6,232. Among the worst performers on Wall Street, Best Buy Co., Inc.












BBY, -11.93%










was down sharply despite estimate-beating earnings.



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