December 26, 2012

US stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday, as President Barack Obama headed back to Washington to try to secure a year-end ‘fiscal cliff’ deal with Republican lawmakers.

In roughly the first 15 minutes of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 22.59 points (0.17 percent) at 13,161.67.

The broad-market S&P 500 was up 0.99 points (0.07 percent) to 1,427.65, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite gained 0.82 points (0.03 percent) at 3,013.42.

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