U.S. Stocks Open Higher, Buoyed By Rising Commodities

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, thanks to gains in energy and materials stocks which followed rising oil prices higher. The S&P 500 opened 10 points, or 0.5%, higher at 1,989. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 100 points, or 0.6%, to 16,889. The Nasdaq Composite began the day up 17 points, or 0.4%, at 4,765.

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