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US: Wall St opens higher on vaccine hopes, Pepsi boost


[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq notching up a new record high as investors cheered signs of progress in Covid-19 vaccine development and an upbeat start to the second-quarter earnings season by Pepsi.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 149.77 points, or 0.57 per cent, at the open to 26,225.07

The S&P 500 opened higher by 20.04 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 3,205.08, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 112.48 points, or 1.06 per cent, to 10,729.92 at the opening bell. 



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