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Wall Street opens higher as govt shutdown averted

The Nasdaq Composite added 18.83 points, or 0.31% to 6,066.44


Wall Street opened higher on Monday after US Congress negotiators averted a government shutdown later this week by hammering out a federal funding deal late on Sunday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 20.36 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,960.87, while the S&P 500 gained 4.53 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,388.73. The Nasdaq Composite added 18.83 points, or 0.31 percent, to 6,066.44.

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First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 20:14 IST