Wall Street opens higher after Trump-Clinton debate; oil up

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the market closes in New York, U.S., October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Wall Street opened higher on Monday as oil hovered around one-year high and as Democrat Hillary Clinton was widely seen as the winner of the second presidential debate.

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The Dow Jones industrial average was up 71.84 points, or 0.39 percent, at 18,312.33, the S&P 500 was up 9.22 points, or 0.43 percent, at 2,162.96 and the Nasdaq composite was up 26.34 points, or 0.5 percent, at 5,318.74.

(Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)