Wall Street opens higher on bargain hunting, Merck boost By Reuters
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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on Friday as steep losses in September saw investors buying into cheaper sectors, while drugmaker Merck rose on marking progress in the development of an oral COVID-19 drug.
The rose 86.78 points, or 0.26%, at the open to 33,930.70. The opened higher by 9.62 points, or 0.22%, at 4,317.16, while the gained 46.35 points, or 0.32%, to 14,494.93 at the opening bell.
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