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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Wall St edges up, tech shares gain
December 19, 2012 / 2:35 PM / 5 years ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Wall St edges up, tech shares gain

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Wednesday as the latest offers in ongoing budget negotiations underlined hopes for a deal, while technology shares jumped after strong results from Oracle.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 1.19 points, or 0.01 percent, to 13,352.15. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 0.61 points, or 0.04 percent, to 1,447.40. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 5.87 points, or 0.19 percent, to 3,060.40.

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