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U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday, as downbeat trade data from China renewed concerns about the health of the second-largest economy and global demand. Better-than-expected weekly jobless claims that pointed to a spring revival in the labor market slightly improved sentiment ahead of the opening bell. Investors also focused on mixed earnings results from retailers such as Rite Aid Corp and Family Dollar Stores Inc. . The S&P 500 opened 2 points, or 0.1%, lower at 1,870.11. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 16 points, or 0.1%, lower at 16,420.93. The Nasdaq Composite began the day down 6 points, or 0.1%, at 4,177.80.