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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow opened lower as a pause in Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine trials weighed, while the Nasdaq rose ahead of major events scheduled for Apple and Amazon.com.

© Reuters/CARLO ALLEGRI FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York City

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 72.57 points, or 0.25%, at the open to 28,764.95. The S&P 500 opened lower by 0.21 points, or 0.01%, at 3,534.01, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 25.50 points, or 0.21%, to 11,901.76 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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