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Markets Down Slightly at Opening

Wall Street opened slightly down this morning after some mixed economic news, as traders continue to digest what President Obama's health-care reform speech means to the markets.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the Dow is off about 0.2 percent.

The broader S&P 500 is down about 0.3 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is essentially flat.

Last week's new jobless claims dropped but the trade gap widened, according to data out this morning, sending mixed signals on the economy.

Tonight at 7 p.m., CNBC will hold a town hall meeting with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, taking questions from CNBC's Erin Burnett and Steve Liesman, as well as viewers.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  September 10, 2009; 9:51 AM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: Dow Jones, Tim Geithner, nasdaq, s&p 500  
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