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US: Wall St opens slightly higher as investors await Fed

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[NEW YORK] US stocks opened slightly higher as oil prices rose on a day when a slew of companies were scheduled to report their quarterly earnings and the US Federal Reserve was set to begin its two-day meeting.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27.67 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 18,004.91, the S&P 500 gained 3.33 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 2,091.12 and the Nasdaq composite added 7.99 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 4,903.77.

REUTERS