U.S. Stocks Open Higher; Dow Jump 140 Points

By MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened higher Monday, as investors appeared to shrug off weaker oil prices. Solid gains follow two days of losses last week. The S&P 500 opened 17 points, or 0.9%, higher to 2,022. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 141 points or 0.8% to 17,269. The Nasdaq Composite began the day up 41 points or 0.9%, at 4,964.

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