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US: Wall St opens higher as oil surges


[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher, helped by a surge in crude oil and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments pointing to resilience in the US economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 64 points, or 0.36 per cent, at 17,605.96, the S&P 500 was up 9.38 points, or 0.46 per cent, at 2,051.29 and the Nasdaq composite was up 35.23 points, or 0.73 per cent, at 4,883.60.


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