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US: Earnings beats lift Wall St at open


[NEW YORK] US stock opened higher on Tuesday as a spate of companies beat lowered expectations, helping to ease fears of a disappointing earnings quarter.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63.43 points, or 0.35 per cent, to 18,098.36, the S&P 500 gained 8.95 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 2,109.35 and the Nasdaq Composite added 32.58 points, or 0.65 per cent, to 5,027.19.