U.S. stocks opened slightly higher after two straight days of modest declines as investors braced for the Federal Reserve's announcement on interest rates. Investors are not anticipating a rate hike during today's meeting, however, they are hoping to get some indication from the policy makers whether it will happen in December. The S&P 500 opened 4 points, or 0.2%, higher at 2,070. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 48 points, or 0.3%, to 17,629 at the open. The Nasdaq Composite began the day up 7 points, or 0.2%, at 5,037.
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