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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens flat after sharp slide

Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed at open on Thursday after losing 3% in the past two sessions following data that pointed to the risk of a slide into recession, with investor attention on services data due later in the day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 39.60 points, or 0.15%, at the open to 26,039.02.

The S&P 500 opened lower by 2.23 points, or 0.08%, at 2,885.38. The Nasdaq Composite gained 1.77 points, or 0.02%, to 7,787.02 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)