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Wall St ticks up on China data, earnings eyed
April 9, 2013 / 2:18 PM / 4 years ago

Wall St ticks up on China data, earnings eyed

A Wall Street sign is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange September 19, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher at the open on Tuesday after encouraging economic data from China, while investors braced for corporate earnings that are expected to show only modest growth.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.74 points or 0.11 percent, to 14,630.22, the S&P 500 gained 2.52 points or 0.16 percent, to 1,565.59 and the Nasdaq Composite added 6.32 points or 0.2 percent, to 3,228.58.

Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Kenneth Barry

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