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Stocks edge lower on growth worries

Anneken Tappe

U.S. stocks started the week lower, adding on to their losses from Friday when all three major benchmarks recorded their worst one-day drop since Jan. 3. The losses come on the coattails of the inversion of the three-month and 10-year Treasury yield curve, which can be an early recession indicator, and happened for the first one since 2007 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 0.1% lower at 25,474, while the S&P 500 started 0.2% weaker at 2,796. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.3% to 7,622 at the open. In individual stocks, Apple Inc. was in focus ahead of a "special event" on Monday that is expected to include the unveiling its streaming-media service, as well as updates to existing products.