US stocks open up as jobless claims soar, stimulus advances
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<p>Wall Street stocks opened higher Thursday following Senate passage of a massive stimulus bill as the government reported an unprecedented surge in US jobless claims.</p><p><img src="https://imedia-peoplesdaily.pdnews.cn/20200326/0491f800066a4eb3b136104efad7c7d0.jpg" title="" alt="a459492c235747b686128f684e5c037b.jpg"/></p><p><span style="color: rgb(127, 127, 127);">File photo</span></p><p>About five minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 21,567.24, up 1.7 percent.</p><p>The broad-based S&P 500 also gained 1.7 percent to 2,517.56, along with the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index, which stood at 7,506.35.</p>