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US: Wall St opens higher on strong quarterly results


[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Thursday as investors cheered Greek parliamentary approval of a bailout plan and on strong quarterly reports from US bluechip companies.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 68.55 points, or 0.38 per cent, to 18,118.72. The S&P 500 gained 10.79 points, or 0.51 per cent, to 2,118.19 and the Nasdaq composite added 37.31 points, or 0.73 per cent, to 5,136.25.