Wall Street edges up at open as tech leads

NEW YORK Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:14pm IST

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, January 22, 2013.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher at the open on Wednesday, with technology stocks among the best performers after earnings from Google (GOOG.O) and IBM (IBM.N).

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 44.78 points, or 0.33 percent, to 13,756.99. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 0.81 point, or 0.05 percent, to 1,493.37. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 12.16 points, or 0.39 percent, to 3,155.34.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Kenneth Barry)

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