Wall Street falls at open as weekly jobless claims surge

The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S

Wall Street’s main indexes fell at the open on Thursday as a jump in weekly jobless claims suggested a stalling recovery in the labor market, while negotiations over fresh economic stimulus dragged on.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 114.73 points, or 0.38%, to 39,954.08 at the opening bell. The S&P 500 fell 19.11 points, or 0.52%, to 3,653.71, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 98.80 points, or 0.80%, to 12,240.15.

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