U.S. Stocks Open Higher, On Track To End Week With Gains

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U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, boosted by a jump in oil prices and an upgrade to the fourth-quarter economic growth rate. The main indexes were on track to finish the week higher for a second week in a row. The S&P 500 opened 8 points, or 0.4%, higher at 1,960. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 90 points, or 0.5%, to 16,788. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the day up 33 points, or 0.7%, at 4,615.

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