September 19, 2018 / 1:09 PM / a year ago

Wall Street opens higher as investors shrug off trade war

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, as investors brushed aside the latest blows in Washington and Beijing’s trade war.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 40.88 points, or 0.16 percent, at the open to 26,287.84.

The S&P 500 opened 2.29 points higher, or 0.08 percent, at 2,906.60. The Nasdaq Composite gained 6.44 points, or 0.08 percent, to 7,962.55 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru

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