U.S. Stocks Open Slightly Higher

By Anora Mahmudova Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Monday, with investors treading cautiously and waiting for the next big catalyst to jolt the markets. The main indexes finished last week lower. The S&P 500 opened 6 points, or 0.3%, higher at 2,388. The Nasdaq Composite was up 19 points, or 0.3%, to 6,103 at the open. The Dow Jones Industrial Average began the session up 74 points, or 0.4%, at 20,878. Among the best performers on Wall Street, Ford Motor Company rose more 1.5% after the carmaker replaced its chief executive Mark Fields with Jim Hackett.

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