4/18/2019, 3:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US markets open higher on day of Pinterest, Zoom IPOs

Markets in the United States opened higher on the last trading day of the week as investors are preparing for the first ticks in the Pinterest and Zoom initial public offerings (IPOs) on and US Attorney General William Barr holds a press conference on the Russia probe where he is expected to comment on executive privilege.

Before the bell, Schlumberger Ltd., Philip Morris International Inc., Blackstone Group LP and American Express posted their earnings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index started the day up and traded 0.21% higher at 9:31 am ET. The Travelers Companies Inc led the gains, rising 3.86% at 9:39 am ET.

The Nasdaq 100 gained 0.06% at 9:31 am ET.

The S&P 500 increased 0.10% at 9:32 am ET, with manufacturing company Snap-on Inc jumping 9.85% at 9:41 am ET.

The euro fell 0.43% against the dollar to go for 1.12468 at 9:34 am ET.

Breaking the News / VP