U.S. Stocks Open Higher After ECB Launches Fresh Stimulus

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank unveiled fresh stimulus measures to shore up the economy. The S&P 500 opened 5 points, or 0.3%, higher at 1,994. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 53 points, or 0.4%, to 17,054. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the day up 19 points, or 0.4% at 4,693.

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