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Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Tuesday as investors were hopeful of more stimulus from Washington, with Senate Republicans preparing to vote on a bill to help small businesses hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Tuesday as investors were hopeful of more stimulus from Washington, with Senate Republicans preparing to vote on a bill to help small businesses hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 50.43 points, or 0.18%, at the open to 28,245.85.

The S&P 500 .SPX opened higher by 12.46 points, or 0.36%, at 3,439.38, while the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 52.95 points, or 0.46%, to 11,531.83 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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