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Dow up over 200 points as stocks open higher

Stocks opened higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 attempting to stretch its winning streak to four days as investors weighed fears of an economic slowdown versus expectations for the Federal Reserve to deliver aggressive rate hikes in an effort to rein in inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 201 points, or 0.6%, while the S&P 500 rose 0.7% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.8%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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