Wall Street opens higher at end of blistering week

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York
FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 19, 2020. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)


U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, in what is still the market’s worst month in three decades, as intervention by U.S. policymakers finally seemed to stem the bleeding on Wall Street.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 165.96 points, or 0.83%, at the open to 20,253.15. The S&P 500 <.SPX> opened higher by 22.55 points, or 0.94%, at 2,431.94, while the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> gained 97.49 points, or 1.36%, to 7,248.07 at the opening bell.

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