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Much of Boston’s financial hub closed amid lockdown

Stocks were down slightly in the first hour of trading Friday, as Wall Street saw Boston in lockdown and most of the city’s financial hub closed, with employees working from home and skeletal staffs at the office.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 52 points, to 14,485.45 by mid-morning. Major money management firms like Fidelity Investments and State Street Corp. told thousands of employees to stay home, as buildings across the city and in Cambridge were closed and public transportation was shut down.

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