U.S. stocks opened unchanged on Thursday, after rallying for two straight sessions. U.S. economic data showed benign inflation and a historically low level of first-time jobless claims. A modest rise in oil futures helped boost sentiment. The S&P 500 gained less than a point at 2,082. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened up 16 points, or 0.1%, at 17,924. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite was up by less than a point, at 4,947 at the open.
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