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US: Wall Street opens moderately higher ahead of Fed statement


[NEW YORK] Wall Street opened moderately higher on Wednesday though investors were reluctant to put any big bets as they awaited Federal Reserve's statement that is expected to provide signs on when the rate hike is likely.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 53.11 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,957.59; the S&P 500 gained 5.31 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 2,101.6; and the Nasdaq Composite rose 13.13 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 5,068.68.