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US: Stocks open higher after Fed minutes, jobs data

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 22:48


[BENGALURU] US stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting hardened expectations of a December interest rate hike and data showed jobless claims fell.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.58 points, or 0.02 per cent, to 17,740.74. The S&P 500 gained 0.57 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 2,084.15 and the Nasdaq Composite index added 3.87 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 5,079.07.


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