Wall Street opens higher after payrolls data

NEW YORK Fri Feb 1, 2013 8:24pm IST

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday as strong upward revisions to job creation estimates for December and November offset a slight disappointment in the January payroll report.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 98.56 points or 0.71 percent, to 13,959.14, the S&P 500 gained 8.98 points or 0.6 percent, to 1,507.09 and the Nasdaq Composite added 21.41 points or 0.68 percent, to 3,163.54. (Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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