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US: Wall St opens higher as investors shrug off shutdown fears

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Friday, putting the major indexes on track for three straight weeks of gains as hopes of a strong earnings season overshadowed fears of a potential US government shutdown.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12.73 points, or 0.05 per cent, to 26,030.54. The S&P 500 gained 6.71 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 2,804.74. The Nasdaq Composite added 23.45 points, or 0.32 per cent, to 7,319.50.


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