U.S. Stocks Open Higher As Oil Rallies

By MarketsMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, extending gains from the previous two sessions, partly due to jump in oil prices to above $51 a barrel. The S&P 500 opened up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,114. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 26 points, or 0.1%, to 17,962. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the session up 6 points, or 0.1%, at 4,968.

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