A slightly higher open for US stocks as the market comes off two days of losses

MarketsAssociated Press

Stocks are opening slightly higher as the market comes off two days of losses.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,118 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained nine points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,108. The Nasdaq composite increased 32 points, or 0.7 percent, to 5,007.

Owens-Illinois, which makes beer and wine bottles, jumped 10 percent after saying it would buy a glass container business from the Mexican company Vitro.

DuPont sank 5 percent after billionaire investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund lost a proxy fight against the chemical maker.

Crude oil rose 62 cents to $61.37 a barrel in New York.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.22 percent.