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Wall Street opens lower on global growth fears

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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday, as weak economic data from China pointed to slowing growth in the world's second largest economy, adding to fears of a global recession.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 29.68 points, or 0.11%, at the open to 26,805.83. The S&P 500 <.SPX> opened lower by 7.42 points, or 0.25%, at 2,971.01. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 37.46 points, or 0.46%, to 8,049.98 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)