March 7, 2013 / 2:37 PM / in 5 years

Wall St edges up at open after claims data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Thursday as investors attempted to push the rally further after the latest economic data suggested a pick-up in the labor market recovery.

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 11.44 points, or 0.08 percent, to 14,307.68. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 1.43 points, or 0.09 percent, to 1,542.89. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 3.00 points, or 0.09 percent, to 3,225.37.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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