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us-stock-NEW YORK: US stocks opened higher Monday as Caterpillar's positive forecast for 2013 helped overcome its fourth-quarter 2012 earnings disappointment and pushed up the Dow.

 

Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 15.40 (0.11 percent) to 13,911.38.

 

The broad-based S&P 500 continued its streak of gains, adding 7.46 points (0.50 percent) to 1,502.28.

 

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 5.31 (0.17 percent) to 3,155.02.

 

Caterpillar was up 2.2 percent, as it pointed to a better 2013 amid an uncertain global outlook.

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,387.21 1.65
Arrow Nasdaq 4,681.50 1.89
Arrow S&P 2,029.55 1.34
Arrow FTSE 6,811.61 0.60
Arrow DAX 10,628.58 1.57
Arrow CAC-40 4,624.21 1.09
Arrow Nikkei 17,768.30 1.72
Arrow H.Seng 24,807.28 0.41
Arrow Sensex 29,571.04 1.00






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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GDP Growth 4.14%
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