December 19, 2019 / 2:39 PM / a month ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St edges higher after jobless data; markets shrug off impeachment

Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday as data showed a dip in weekly jobless claims, while investors looked past the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who is unlikely to be removed from office.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 39.03 points, or 0.14%, at the open to 28,278.31.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 1.18 points, or 0.04%, at 3,192.32, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 11.23 points, or 0.13%, to 8,838.97 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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