U.S. Stocks Open Higher As Oil Rallies

By Anora Mahmudova Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, extending gains from the previous two sessions, partly due to jump in oil prices to above $51 a barrel. The S&P 500 opened up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,114. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 26 points, or 0.1%, to 17,962. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the session up 6 points, or 0.1%, at 4,968.

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