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US: Wall St opens higher, led by oil prices

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[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Thursday as a rise in oil prices boosted energy companies.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 49.48 points, or 0.28 per cent, at 17,760.6.

The S&P 500 was higher 6.56 points, or 0.32 per cent, at 2,071.02 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 18.20 points, or 0.38 per cent, to 4,778.89.

REUTERS