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US: Wall St opens higher after strong jobs data

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US stocks opened higher on Friday as a surge in job growth in April pointed to a solid domestic economy, while a steady wage growth backed the Federal Reserve's patient view on interest rate hikes.

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Friday as a surge in job growth in April pointed to a solid domestic economy, while a steady wage growth backed the Federal Reserve's patient view on interest rate hikes.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 71.35 points, or 0.27%, at the open to 26,379.14. The S&P 500 opened higher by 11.69 points, or 0.40%, at 2,929.21. The Nasdaq Composite gained 56.11 points, or 0.70%, to 8,092.88 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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