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Michael Ashbaugh

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March 28, 2007, 9:56 a.m. EDT

Dow, S&P start lower on Persian Gulf worries

Wednesday: Energy, Retail, CRZO, VSEA, SONS, NUAN, LCUT, MU

By Michael Ashbaugh

Wednesday's analysis

CINCINNATI (MarketWatch) - U.S. stocks opened lower Wednesday, hurt by Persian Gulf tensions and disappointing durable goods orders.

Specifically, orders for durable goods rose 2.5% in February, falling shy of the consensus estimate calling for a 3.8% increase.

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