6/1, 3:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Wall Street opens lower with all eyes on US protests

Equities on major United States stock markets kicked off Monday's session with losses as investors mainly focus on raging riots across the country over the killing of George Floyd. The US President Donald Trump administration deployed National Guard in Washington DC as riots near the White House in the US capital escalated late on Sunday.

On the data front, investors await the country's manufacturing PMI report for May as well as construction spending data for April that are set to be released during the session.

The Dow lost 0.25% at the opening bell as Cisco sank over 2% at 9:45 am ET, while the Nasdaq 100 slid 0.36% with Western Digital Corp dropping more than 2% at 9:30 am ET. The S&P 500 slipped 0.25% at the same time with Pfizer Inc plunging over 7% at 9:31 am ET.

The euro gained 0.12% at 9:28 am ET, changing hands for $1.11182.

Breaking the News / GA