Stocks Opened Lower amid Mideast Tensions

U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors continued to gauge Middle East tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately fell 92.36 points, or 0.32%, to 28,611.02. The S&P 500 was off 9.93 points, or 0.31%, to 3,236.35. The Nasdaq Composite was down 18.14 points, or 0.20%, to 9,053.33.

Oil prices headed modestly lower Tuesday, retreating from multimonth gains achieved in the previous session. West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery was trading 46 cents, or 0.7%, lower at $62.81 a barrel. March Brent crude shed 60 cents, or 0.9%, at $68.31 a barrel.

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