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Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

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The Associated Press
   
Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in phone and technology companies.
   
Verizon lost 1.8 percent early Tuesday, AT&T fell 1.1 percent and Microsoft slipped 0.8 percent.
   
Darden Restaurants rose 3 percent after reporting earnings that were better than analysts expected.
   
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,432.
   
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,385. The Nasdaq composite fell 21 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,225.
 

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