US stocks open lower as sluggish month continues

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are opening slightly lower as the market's sluggish September continues.

The Dow Jones industrial average eased 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,021 as of 9:34 a.m. Eastern time Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped three points, also 0.2 percent, to 1,994. The Nasdaq composite nudged five points lower, down 0.2 percent, to 4,586.

Bond prices are falling, pushing up the yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.60 percent from 2.55 percent late Thursday.