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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on March jobs data, trade hopes

April 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened modestly higher onFriday as employment growth in March accelerated from a 17-monthlow, easing concerns of a domestic slowdown, while hopes of aU.S.-China trade deal added to the sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 42.93 points,or 0.16%, at the open to 26,427.56. The S&P 500 .SPX openedhigher by 4.77 points, or 0.17%, at 2,884.16. The NasdaqComposite .IXIC gained 22.73 points, or 0.29%, to 7,914.51 atthe opening bell. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by ShounakDasgupta) ((sruthi.shankar@thomsonreuters.com; within U.S. +1 646 2238780; outside U.S. +91 80 6749 6328; Reuters Messaging:sruthi.shankar.reuters.com@reuters.net))


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