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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as jobless claims fall
May 14, 2015 / 1:36 PM / 2 years ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as jobless claims fall

May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell to a 15-year low, indicating a strengthening labor market.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 82.32 points, or 0.46 percent, to 18,142.81, the S&P 500 gained 10.71 points, or 0.51 percent, to 2,109.19 and the Nasdaq Composite added 35.25 points, or 0.71 percent, to 5,016.94. (Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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