December 18, 2009 / 2:42 PM / in 8 years

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Tech boosts Wall St on Oracle, RIM results

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose at the open on Friday as upbeat results from technology bellwethers Oracle Corp ORCL.O and Research In Motion Ltd RIM.TORIMM.O boosted the sector.

* The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 41.26 points, or 0.40 percent, to 10,349.52. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index .SPX gained 4.62 points, or 0.42 percent, to 1,100.70. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC put on 16.91 points, or 0.78 percent, to 2,196.96. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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