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US: Wall St opens flat after Swiss move, data


[NEW YORK] US stocks were flat at the open on Friday, following five straight days of losses for major indexes, as markets continue to digest the shock of Switzerland's move to ditch its currency cap.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 21.06 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 17,341.77, the S&P 500 gained 3.5 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 1,996.17 and the Nasdaq Composite added 8.37 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 4,579.19.


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