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US: S&P 500, Nasdaq rise as earnings take centre stage


[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq opened slightly higher on Tuesday following the benchmark index's worst day in a month as investors parsed through corporate earnings, while bracing for volatility in the run up to the presidential election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 34.20 points, or 0.12 per cent, at the open to 27,651.18.

The S&P 500 opened up by 5.59 points, or 0.16 per cent, at 3,406.56, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 50.40 points, or 0.44 per cent, to 11,409.34 at the opening bell.


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