Agence France-PresseMay 24, 2013 10:46
US stocks fell in early trade Friday as caution reigned one day after a shock sell-off in Asia and Europe and ahead of the three-day US Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Thirty minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 55.16 points (0.36 percent) to 15,239.34.
The broad-based S&P 500 lost 9.40 (0.57 percent) to 1,641.11, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite fell 20.36 (0.59 percent) at 3,439.06.
Stocks slipped despite a rebound in US durable goods orders in April, which gained 3.3 percent, led by aircraft orders after March's 5.9 percent drop.