US stocks open slightly higher, led by banks and industrials

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Posted: Dec 01, 2015 9:43 AM
US stocks open slightly higher, led by banks and industrials

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher in early trading as investors look ahead to a busy week of economic reports and central bank meetings.

Banking and industrial stocks led the way higher early Tuesday. Boeing and JPMorgan Chase had some of the biggest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average.

In the first few minutes of trading the Dow was up 88 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,812.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 12 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,093. The Nasdaq composite climbed 25 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,133.

Bond prices didn't move much. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.21 percent.