US stock market opens lower with oil decline

 25 Feb 2017 - 12:17

US stock market opens lower with oil decline

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NEW YORK: The stock market opened lower Friday with a decline in oil prices. 

The Dow fell by 58 points to open at 20,752 and the S&P 500 was down nine points to 2,354. 

The Nasdaq fell by 32 points to begin the final trading day of the week at 5,803. 

At the opening bell, American benchmark West Texas Intermediate was down 0.8 percent at $53.97 a barrel, and international benchmark Brent crude was trading at $55.95 per barrel -- a 1.1 percent loss.