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US: Wall St opens higher as vaccine progress fuels recovery hopes


[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Monday as hopes that the first Covid-19 vaccine could be available within weeks renewed bets of a swift economic recovery next year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 69.34 points, or 0.24 per cent, at the open to 29,332.82.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 9.28 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 3,566.82, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 61.79 points, or 0.52 per cent, to 11,916.76 at the opening bell.


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