US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Wall St opens higher after Syria action delay

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 03, 2013 13:40 hrs

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose at the open on Tuesday after U.S. President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria, a move that was likely to delay any strike for at least several days.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 74.18 points or 0.5 percent, to 14,884.49, the S&P 500 gained 13.84 points or 0.85 percent, to 1,646.81 and the Nasdaq Composite added 39.757 points or 1.11 percent, to 3,629.625.

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