U.S. stocks opened slightly higher as oil prices rose on a day when a slew of companies were scheduled to report their quarterly earnings and the U.S. Federal Reserve was set to begin its two-day meeting.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 27.67 points, or 0.15 percent, to 18,004.91, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 3.33 points, or 0.16 percent, to 2,091.12 and the Nasdaq composite .IXIC added 7.99 points, or 0.16 percent, to 4,903.77.
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