US STOCKS-Wall St opens higher; NYSE trading normal at open

jueves 9 de julio de 2015 09:52 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

July 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were sharply higher at the open on Thursday as trading returned to normal at the New York Stock Exchange, a day after the exchange suspended operations for almost four hours due to a technical glitch.

All 10 major S&P 500 sectors rose as Beijing's efforts to halt a rout in Chinese stocks finally bore fruit and the U.S. Federal Reserve's June meeting minutes indicated that a rate hike might be pushed back.

U.S. stocks had fallen sharply on Wednesday as market turmoil in China, a rout in commodity prices, the Greek crisis and a major outage on the New York Stock Exchange spooked investors.

While the NYSE resumed operations late in the trading day on Wednesday, all eyes were on the exchange at the open to see if the fix would withstand heavy opening trade volumes. NYSE accounted for about 13.4 percent of U.S. stocks last month.   Continuación...