Stocks open mostly lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK • Stocks opened lower at the start of the week after logging their biggest weekly loss in almost two months. The stock market has been treading water in August as companies finished reporting earnings for the second quarter and investors considered when the Federal Reserve will start to ease back on its economic stimulus. The U.S. central bank is buying $85 billion a month to keep long-term interest rates low, and many analysts are expecting that it will start reducing those purchases a...

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