US STOCKS-Wall St opens slightly higher, Dow retakes 18,000 mark

martes 26 de abril de 2016 09:55 GYT

* Fed's two-day meeting to begin at 1 pm ET

* March durable goods order rises less than expected

* Apple, Ebay, AT&T to report after the bell

* Indexes up: Dow 0.15 pct, S&P 0.19 pct, Nasdaq 0.10 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

April 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday, with the Dow rising above the 18,000 mark, as investors assess quarterly earnings and await the outcome of a two-day U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

A rise in oil prices and a 2 percent rise in Dupont helped the Dow Jones industrial average cross the key psychological barrier.

Markets see no chance of a U.S. interest rate increase at the meeting that is set to begin on Tuesday but have priced in a one-in-five chance of a hike at the meeting on June 14-15. Fed officials have repeatedly said a hike in June is on the cards.

While job growth has continues to gain strength, inflation stubbornly remains below the Fed's 2 percent target.   Continuación...