Stocks Open Higher; Dow Tops 22,000 Milestone

By William L. Watts Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average topping the 22,000 milestone as shares of Apple Inc. rose in the wake of its latest quarterly results. The Dow was up 43 points at 22,007, while the S&P 500 edged 0.1% higher. The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.5% at 6,393. Apple shares rose 6%.

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