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US: Wall St opens slightly higher


[NEW YORK] stocks opened modestly higher on Wednesday, a day after the market ended flat with the S&P 500 snapping three straight days of declines.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 54.12 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,818.16, the S&P 500 gained 6.76 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 2,086.91 and the Nasdaq Composite added 15.14 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 5,029.01.