Agence France-PresseApril 10, 2014 10:48
US stocks Thursday opened lower as investors weighed weak Chinese trade data and an encouraging report on US jobless claims.
Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 14.32 points (0.09 percent) to 16,422.86.
The broad-based S&P 500 dipped 3.00 (0.16 percent) to 1,869.18, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index fell 10.15 (0.24 percent) to 4,173.75.
March trade data for China, the world's second-largest economy, showed imports dropped 11.3 percent and exports fell 6.6 percent.