Healthcare stocks lift Wall Street at open

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Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York
FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

December 29, 2017

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on the final trading day of 2017, led by gains in healthcare stocks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 19.07 points, or 0.08 percent, to 24,856.58. The S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 3.62 points, or 0.134696 percent, to 2,691.16. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 2.30 points, or 0.03 percent, to 6,952.46.

(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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