NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks edged lower at the open on Wednesday following an unexpected contraction in fourth-quarter economic activity, but losses were curbed by gains in Internet retailer Amazon.com.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 11.13 points, or 0.08 percent, to 13,943.29. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> shed 1.34 points, or 0.09 percent, to 1,506.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 1.48 points, or 0.05 percent, to 3,155.14.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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