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US: Wall St opens up, on track for second day of gains


[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Thursday, putting equities on track for a second day of gains after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing skid and data pointed to a labour market that continues to strengthen.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 64.51 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 17,649.03, the S&P 500 gained 8.98 points, or 0.44 per cent, to 2,034.88 and the Nasdaq Composite added 38.77 points, or 0.83 per cent, to 4,689.24.


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