US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St inches higher at open on M&A lift
NEW YORK Dec 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks inched up at the open on Tuesday as a pair of big M&A deals boosted market optimism a day after the S&P 500's worst performance in a month.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 24.71 points, or 0.14 percent, to 17,801.51, the S&P 500 gained 2.03 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,055.47 and the Nasdaq Composite added 8.86 points, or 0.19 percent, to 4,736.20. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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