Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower; bond yields rise

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

9:35 a.m.

Stocks are opening moderately lower across the board on Wall Street, led by declines in technology and consumer-focused companies.

The declines Tuesday put the Dow Jones industrial average on track to end an eight-day winning streak.

Bond prices fell, sending yields higher, after the government reported a solid increase in U.S. retail sales last month.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.05 percent, its highest level since July 2011. That yield is used to set interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans.

The S&P 500 index fell 18 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,711.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 162 points, or 0.6 percent, to 24,739. The Nasdaq composite fell 75 points, or 1 percent, to 7,335.

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