Wall Street opens lower as Huawei executive arrest fans trade worries

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled at open on Thursday, as the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei for extradition to the United States sparked fears of a flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions, while sliding oil prices added to the pressure.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average () fell 289.65 points, or 1.16 percent, at the open to 24,737.42.

The S&P 500 () opened lower by 36.55 points, or 1.35 percent, at 2,663.51. The Nasdaq Composite () dropped 141.37 points, or 1.97 percent, to 7,017.05 at the opening bell.

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