US stocks open higher amid expectations of monetary easing

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US stocks hot on inflow data, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at record high
US stocks hot on inflow data, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at record high

US stocks opened higher Tuesday as investors expected more monetary easing at the end of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve Board this week.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 73.77 points, or 0.28 percent, to 25,987.87. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 7.82 points, or 0.28 percent, to 2,840.76 points.

The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 32.93 points, or 0.43 percent, to finish unofficially at 7,747.40.