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Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday in broad-based gains, with technology stocks providing the biggest boost as the market rallied for the third day.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 74.79 points, or 0.32 percent, at the open to 23,213.61.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 9.94 points, or 0.40 percent, at 2,498.77. The Nasdaq Composite gained 37.29 points, or 0.57 percent, to 6,616.79 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)