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US: Wall St opens higher on March jobs data, trade hopes

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US stocks opened modestly higher on Friday as employment growth in March accelerated from a 17-month low, easing concerns of a domestic slowdown, while hopes of a US-China trade deal added to the sentiment.

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened modestly higher on Friday as employment growth in March accelerated from a 17-month low, easing concerns of a domestic slowdown, while hopes of a US-China trade deal added to the sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 42.93 points, or 0.16%, at the open to 26,427.56.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 4.77 points, or 0.17%, at 2,884.16.

The Nasdaq Composite gained 22.73 points, or 0.29%, to 7,914.51 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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