Wall Street opens higher as Donald Trump slump eases

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City

US stocks opened higher on Friday, led by technology stocks, as a sense of calm prevailed over Wall Street in a week that was dominated by political uncertainty surrounding Donald Trump’s presidency.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 34.11 points, or 0.17 per cent, at 20,697.13, the S&P 500 was up 6.46 points, or 0.273067 per cent, at 2,372.18 and the Nasdaq composite was up 19.85 points, or 0.33 per cent, at 6,074.98.

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