January 4, 2019 / 2:34 PM / 12 days ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on robust jobs report, trade optimism

Jan 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, as a better-than-expected jobs report added to the optimism from proposed trade talks between the United States and China next week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 208.70 points, or 0.92 percent, at the open to 22,894.92.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 26.44 points, or 1.08 percent, at 2,474.33. The Nasdaq Composite gained 103.64 points, or 1.60 percent, to 6,567.14 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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