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Wall St ticks up on China data, earnings eyed
April 9, 2013 / 2:18 PM / 5 years ago

Wall St ticks up on China data, earnings eyed

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.

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

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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