US STOCKS-Plunging oil prices drag down Wall Street

lunes 7 de diciembre de 2015 10:56 GYT

* Brent crude near 7-year lows after OPEC's meeting last week

* Atlanta Fed's Lockhart says market prepared for a hike - CNBC

* Keurig soars on $13.9 bln buyout offer

* Chipotle falls after sales warning

* Indexes down: Dow 0.33 pct, S&P 0.38 pct, Nasdaq 0.16 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Wall Street was lower at the open on Monday as Brent crude prices fell to their lowest in nearly seven years after OPEC's meeting ended last week without a reference to its output ceiling.

Brent crude prices fell to $38.80, while a stronger dollar made it more expensive to hold crude positions. The dollar rose for a second day and was up 0.5 percent at 98.84 against a basket of major currencies.

Oil majors Exxon and Chevron fell about 3 percent and were the biggest drags on the Dow and the S&P.   Continuación...