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Wall Street hit record highs at the open due to concerns about coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Wall Street’s main indexes slipped to record highs at the open on Thursday as investors scrambled to buy safe haven assets due to a surge in deaths and injuries linked to the outbreak of the Corona virus in China.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 115.39 points, or 0.39 percent, to 29,436.03 points.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index opened 13.55 points, or 0.40 percent, to 3365.90 points, and the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 68.92 points, or 0.71 percent, to 9657.04 points at the opening.

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