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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as govt shutdown averted
May 1, 2017 / 1:36 PM / 7 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as govt shutdown averted

May 1 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Monday after U.S. Congress negotiators averted a government shutdown later this week by hammering out a federal funding deal late on Sunday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 20.36 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,960.87, while the S&P 500 gained 4.53 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,388.73.

The Nasdaq Composite added 18.83 points, or 0.31 percent, to 6,066.44.

Reporting by Tanya Agrawal in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza

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