U.S. Stocks Open Higher, On Track For Another Record-setting Day

By Ellie IsmailidouMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened higher Friday, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials on track for weekly gains and all-time closing highs. Upbeat data on U.S. retail sales and inflation outweighed initial selling seen after a terror attack in France left more than 80 people dead. Strong gains in oil prices also boosted risk appetite. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 46 points, or 0.2%, to 18,548, the S&P 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.2%, to 2,168, while the Nasdaq Composite Index added 10 points, or 0.2%, to 5,044.

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