BY AMBAR WARRICK AND MEDHA SINGH
U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors grappled with the possibility of prolonged economic weakness due to the coronavirus outbreak, while the threat of a renewed Sino-U.S. trade war also added pressure.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 198.91 points, or 0.86%, at the open to 23,049.06.
The S&P 500 opened lower by 28.49 points, or 1.01%, at 2,791.51. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 75.12 points, or 0.85%, to 8,788.04 at the opening bell.