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US: Wall Street opens higher after four session slide

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US stocks opened higher on Wednesday, led by technology and retail shares, after a punishing few sessions left the benchmark S&P 500 on the brink of bear market territory.

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Wednesday, led by technology and retail shares, after a punishing few sessions left the benchmark S&P 500 on the brink of bear market territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 65.53 points, or 0.30 per cent, at the open to 21,857.73.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 12.02 points, or 0.51 per cent, at 2,363.12. The Nasdaq Composite gained 64.94 points, or 1.05 per cent, to 6,257.86 at the opening bell.

REUTERS

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