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US: S&P 500, Dow open higher; Facebook weighs on Nasdaq


[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Dow were higher at the open on Thursday, with the benchmark index set to snap a seven-day losing streak, but a fall in Facebook's shares weighed on the Nasdaq.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23.22 points, or 0.13 per cent, to 17,982.86, the S&P 500 gained 2.36 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 2,100.3 and the Nasdaq composite added 7.29 points, or 0.14 per cent, to 5,112.86.


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