U.S. Stocks Open Higher, On Track To Post Fifth Weekly Gain

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U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday with the main indexes on track to post a fifth consecutive weekly gain. Rising oil prices continued to buoy the indexes. The S&P 500 opened 5 points, or 0.2%, higher at 2,045 and turned positive for the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 46 points, or 0.3%, to 17,526 at the open. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the day up 16 points, or 0.3%, at 4,790.

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