Stocks slip as US shutdown enters a third day

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 file photo, Trader Christopher Malloy works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Financial markets remained fixated Thursday on developments in Washington as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government entered its third day and showed few signs of being resolved soon. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is opening lower as a partial shutdown of the U.S. government enters a third day.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 67 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,065 after the first few minutes of trading Thursday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down six points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,687. The Nasdaq composite fell six points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,809.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was unchanged at 2.63 percent.

Tesla Motors fell $2.18, or 1 percent, to $178.77 after the electric car company after a rare downgrade from a financial analyst and on news of a fire involving one of its cars.

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