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US: Wall St higher at open as oil prices rebound


[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Wednesday helped by a rebound in oil prices as Brent crude held above $40 a barrel.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 54.65 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 17,018.75, the S&P 500 gained 6.81 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 1,986.07 and the Nasdaq composite added 17.96 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 4,666.79.


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