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Stocks slide on NK nuclear testing reports

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street is lower in early trading as North Korea's nuclear testing keeps investors on edge.

North Korea has reportedly defied the United Nations by firing two short-range missiles Tuesday after detonating a nuclear bomb underground on Monday.

Stocks are also lower after S&P/Case Shiller reported a bigger-than-expected 18.7% drop in its March home price index.

In the first minutes of trading, the Dow Jones industrial average is down 30 at 8,250. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is down 4 at 883, while the Nasdaq composite index is down 6 at 1,686.

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