US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher after jobs data

jueves 7 de agosto de 2014 09:38 GYT

NEW YORK Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose broadly at the open on Thursday following upbeat labor market data, amid a backdrop of a sanctions confrontation between Russia and the West that highlighted the relative strength of the U.S. economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 49.97 points or 0.3 percent, to 16,493.31, the S&P 500 gained 7.07 points or 0.37 percent, to 1,927.31 and the Nasdaq Composite added 15.43 points or 0.35 percent, to 4,370.48. (Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Bernadette Baum)