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US: Wall St opens higher on strong earnings, tech gains

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US stock indexes opened higher on Tuesday, helped by strong results from Verizon and Caterpillar as well as gains in technology stocks.

[WASHINGTON] US stock indexes opened higher on Tuesday, helped by strong results from Verizon and Caterpillar as well as gains in technology stocks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 131.25 points, or 0.54 per cent, at the open to 24,579.94.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 10.51 points, or 0.39 per cent, at 2,680.80. The Nasdaq Composite gained 32.17 points, or 0.45 per cent, to 7,160.77 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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