Wall Street Climbs at Open as Traders Hope for Stimulus

Wall Street Climbs at Open as Traders Hope for Stimulus

New York, Oct 19 (AFP/APP): US stocks rose in opening trading Monday the start of yet another week where traders will closely monitor prospects Congress will pass a new stimulus package for the economy.

About 20 minutes after the open, the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.3 percent at 28,687.15. The broad-based S&P 500 climbed to 0.5 percent to 3,500.48, while the tech-rich Nasdaq rose 0.8 percent to 11,763.78.

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