Wall Street climbs at open on China data

NEW YORK Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:06pm IST

The Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is pictured March 27, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files

The Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange is pictured March 27, 2009.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced at the open on Thursday as stronger-than-expected exports in China, the world's second-biggest economy, raised hopes for a more robust recovery in the global economy this year.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 51.22 points, or 0.38 percent, to 13,441.73. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index climbed 8.01 points, or 0.55 percent, to 1,469.03. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 21.80 points, or 0.70 percent, to 3,127.61.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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