Wall Street Opens up, S&P 500 Tops 2.000 for the First Time

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U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, with the S&P 500 hitting a new intraday record amid corporate merger activity and as hopes grew for more monetary stimulus in European markets.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 64.67 points or 0.38 percent, to 17,065.89, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 8.29 points or 0.42 percent, to 1,996.69 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 26.17 points or 0.58 percent, to 4,564.72.

Source: Reuters