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Wall Street starts February with higher open

Randy Mancini 31 Feb 1
Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York
FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., January 26, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

February 1, 2022

(Reuters) – U.S. shares inched up at the open on Tuesday, extending gains from the past two sessions, as focus turned to data on manufacturing and job openings, while Exxon Mobil and United Parcel Service gained on strong results.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 19.6 points, or 0.06%, at the open to 35151.47.

The S&P 500 rose 4.0 points, or 0.09%, at the open to 4519.57​, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 37.6 points, or 0.26%, to 14277.434 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Bansari Mayur Kamdar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)