US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as oil prices continue to weigh

martes 2 de febrero de 2016 10:57 GYT
 

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By Tanya Agrawal

Feb 2 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday as falling oil prices weighed on energy shares.

Oil prices were down 5 percent as hopes for a deal between OPEC and Russia on output cuts faded with Goldman Sachs saying it was "highly unlikely".

Shares of Exxon fell 1.7 percent after the oil major reported a 58 percent drop in quarterly profit. The stock weighed the most on the S&P 500 energy index.

Consumer savings from cheap gasoline have failed to translate into higher spending. U.S. consumers are opting to save or pay down debt rather than buying big-ticket items.   Continuación...