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US: Wall Street jumps at open on Goldman's profit beat, vaccine hopes


[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened sharply higher on Wednesday after Goldman Sachs delivered a strong quarterly profit, while promising early data for a potential Covid-19 vaccine boosted hopes of an economic recovery.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 367.22 points, or 1.38 per cent, at the open to 27,009.81.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 28.46 points, or 0.89 per cent, at 3,225.98, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 88.14 points, or 0.84 per cent, to 10,576.72 at the opening bell. 



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