Wall Street opens higher, S&P near record high


(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 within striking distance of a record high, lifted by gains in technology stocks.

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 49.47 points, or 0.19 percent, at the open to 25,551.65. The S&P 500 .SPX opened higher by 5.52 points, or 0.19 percent, at 2,855.92. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 18.94 points, or 0.24 percent, to 7,878.62 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Amy Caren…



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