Stocks try for rebound on eve of Election Day

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U.S. stock benchmarks opened sharply higher Monday as global economic data remained positive and the U.S. election finish line drew closer. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 343 points, 1.3%, to open near 26,884, while the S&P 500 gained 35 points or 1.1%, and was trading near 3,305. The Nasdaq Composite was up 99 points, 0.9%, at about 11,010. Purchasing manager indexes in China and Europe were stronger than expected, boosting markets there, while a reading for the U.S. is due after the market open. Separately, shares of Clorox Co. jumped 4% after the bell after the cleaning-supply company trounced expectations as households remain germ-conscious.
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