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US: Wall St opens higher as financial, energy stocks gain


[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Thursday, led by gains in financial and energy stocks and support from strong economic data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 103.8 points, or 0.42 per cent, to 24,861.92. The S&P 500 gained 6.2 points, or 0.225497 per cent, to 2,755.68.The Nasdaq Composite added 8.11 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 7,504.92.