US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street dips amid lack of fresh incentives

NEW YORK Wed Feb 6, 2013 2:34pm GMT

NEW YORK Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday as investors found few fresh trading incentives to keep pushing equities higher following a 1-percent rally in the previous session that lifted the S&P 500 to five-year highs.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 43.12 points, or 0.31 percent, at 13,936.18. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 4.41 points, or 0.29 percent, at 1,506.88. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 11.43 points, or 0.36 percent, at 3,160.15.

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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.