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Wall Street Tumbles as U.S. Producer Prices Soar

Wall Street faced a downward slide on Friday as unexpected spikes in producer prices impacted bond yields, leading to repercussions on the technology and growth sectors.

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A Surprising Surge in Producer Prices

Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Friday as stronger-than-expected producer prices data lifted U.S. bond yields. This unexpected change is having direct implications on rate-sensitive mega cap technology and growth stocks.

The Impact on Major Indexes: Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 64.79 points, or 0.18%, at the open to 35,111.36. The S&P 500 opened lower by 18.14 points, or 0.41%, at 4,450.69, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 104.34 points, or 0.76%, to 13,633.65 at the opening bell. This marked decline illustrates the broader effects of the inflationary pressures on the market.