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US: Stocks open higher; Fed minutes eyed


[BENGALURU] US stocks opened higher on Wednesday ahead of the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's October meeting, but investors remained cautious due to heightened security concerns after last week's attacks in Paris.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27.66 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 17,517.16, the S&P 500 gained 5.11 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 2,055.55 and the Nasdaq Composite index added 17.33 points, or 0.35 per cent, to 5,003.35.