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US: Wall St opens higher, helped by rising oil prices


[NEW YORK] US stocks were higher at the open on Friday as the Federal Reserve's tempered view on interest rates and rising oil prices whetted investors' risk appetite.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36.71 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 17,518.2, the S&P 500 gained 3.56 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 2,044.15 and the Nasdaq composite added 13.00 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 4,787.98.


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