1/9/2018, 3:33 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US stocks open higher on economic data

Stock markets in the United States started the Tuesday trading session higher as investors digest a fresh set of data, including the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Index and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which is set for release after the bell. Meanwhile, the renewed inter-Korean peace talks have moved a step forward as the two countries agreed to reopen a military hotline and initiate a military dialogue, during their first official negotiations in more than two years.

The Dow Jones opened 0.16% higher, with The Travelers Companies as the strongest performer. The Nasdaq 100 added 0.22% to start the session in the positive territory, with Illumina leading the gains. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 gained 0.17% at the opening bell, also fueled by Illumina's more than 5% rise.

The euro lost 0.32% against the dollar to go for 1.1927 at 3:32 pm CET.

Breaking the News / FH