US STOCKS-Dow opens higher for first time in five days

miércoles 10 de junio de 2015 10:15 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

June 10 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher on Wednesday for the first time in five days and returned to positive territory for the year as a selloff in the equities market took a breather.

The Nasdaq Composite snapped a four-day losing streak, rising the most in a month, and the S&P was positive for the second day in a row.

U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, after three days of decline as financial and consumer staples shares bounced.   Continuación...