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US: Wall St gains as election hangs in balance

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Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Wednesday as the race for the White House went down to the wire, although investors remained worried about the prospect of a contested result.

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Wednesday as the race for the White House went down to the wire, although investors remained worried about the prospect of a contested result.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 32.80 points, or 0.12 per cent, at the open to 27,512.83.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 37.30 points, or 1.11 per cent, at 3,406.46, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 283.20 points, or 2.54 per cent, to 11,443.78 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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