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US: Wall St opens higher as Syria fears wane

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US stocks opened higher on Monday as investors bet the weekend's US-led missile attack on Syria would not escalate into a broader conflict, while turning their focus to the earnings season.

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Monday as investors bet the weekend's US-led missile attack on Syria would not escalate into a broader conflict, while turning their focus to the earnings season.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 123.01 points, or 0.50 per cent, at the open to 24,483.15. The S&P 500 opened higher by 13.80 points, or 0.52 per cent, at 2,670.10. The Nasdaq Composite gained 47.22 points, or 0.66 per cent, to 7,153.87 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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