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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on Friday, as heavy losses in the market in September led investors to buy shares in sectors where prices had fallen, while drug maker Merck rose thanks to progress in developing an oral treatment. Mouth for COVID-19.
The industrial index rose 86.78 points, or 0.26 percent, to 33930.70 points.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index opened, up 9.62 points, or 0.22 percent, to 4,317.16 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 46.35 points, or 0.32 percent, to 14,494.93.
(Prepared by Moataz Mohamed for the Arabic Bulletin)
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