U.S. Stocks Open Marginally Higher

By MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday, as investors digested a number of economic releases that pointed to slow but positive growth in manufacturing sector in Europe and Asia. The S&P 500 opened less than a point higher at 1,943. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened flat at 16,234. The Nasdaq Composite began the day up 6 points, or 0.14%, at 4,762.

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