Wall Street opens higher ahead of key U.S. business surveys

People are seen on Wall St. outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021.
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Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on Friday, extending a recovery from the previous session, as attention shifted to business surveys at the end of a volatile week of trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 37.8 points, or 0.11%, at the open to 34121.91. The S&P 500 rose 9.5 points, or 0.23%, at the open to 4168.61​, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 80.4 points, or 0.59%, to 13616.186 at the opening bell.

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