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US: Energy, tech shares lead Wall St higher at open


[NEW YORK] US stocks rose at the open on Monday, following the worst week for the benchmark S&P 500 index in more than two years, with investors focused on crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/2-year low.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 113.41 points, or 0.66 per cent, to 17,394.24, the S&P 500 gained 15.22 points, or 0.76 per cent, to 2,017.55 and the Nasdaq Composite added 31.89 points, or 0.69 per cent, to 4,685.48.

Gains in shares of Apple and Oracle boosted the technology sector.