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US: Wall St opens higher after payrolls data


[NEW YORK] US stocks were higher at the open on Friday after data showed the US economy added more jobs than expected in February.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 26.98 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 16,970.88, the S&P 500 gained 3.35 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 1,996.75 and the Nasdaq Composite index added 8.87 points, or 0.19 per cent, to 4,716.30.


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