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(FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

At the open: Stocks fall as U.S. economic data disappoint

Major U.S. stock indexes edged gently into positive territory at the open, but soon succumbed to selling pressure ignited by a couple of disappointing economic reports. The TSX opened in the red, and has stayed there, amid more weakness in commodity prices this morning - as well as a nearly 2 per cent drop in shares in Research In Motion Ltd.