Markets open higher as Trump slump eases

May 19, 2017 09:18 AM

U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, led by technology stocks, as a sense of calm prevailed over the financial market in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump's presidency. 

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 34.11 points, or 0.17 % , at 20,697.13, the S&P 500 was up 6.46 points, or 0.273067 % , at 2,372.18 and the Nasdaq composite was up 19.85 points, or 0.33 % , at 6,074.98.

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