US STOCKS-S&P 500 opens at record high on oil gains, jobs data

lunes 8 de agosto de 2016 09:51 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 8 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 opened at a record high on Monday as oil prices rose and after Friday's stellar jobs report suggested strength in the U.S. economy, boosting appetite for risk.

Oil rose 1.8 percent after a report in the Wall Street Journal last week that some OPEC members had called for a freeze in production.

Seven of the 10 major S&P 500 indexes were higher, led by a 0.96 percent rise in the energy sector.

Oil majors Exxon Mobil and Chevron rose about 0.6 percent and were the top drivers of the S&P.   Continuación...