U.S. stocks edge higher at open as Wall Street aims for fresh records

/ / News

U.S. stocks were higher at the start of Wednesday as Wall Street aimed to score another round of records in the holiday-shortened week The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 98 points, or 0.3%, to 30,434. The S&P 500 added 0.4% to 3,741. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.5% to 12,910. The U.K. authorized the AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, adding to the array of vaccines that are now being deployed against the deadly disease. Tesla Inc. shares traded higher after a Wedbush analyst suggested the electric automaker could deliver more than 500,000 cars in 2020.
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.