Friday, February 22 15:47:04
U.S. stocks opened higher today after two days of losses, lifted by better-than-expected earnings from Hewlett-Packard Co and positive economic data from Europe.
HP, a Dow component, jumped 7.4 percent to $18.34 in early trading.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 45.85 points, or 0.33 percent, at 13,926.47. The Standard and Poor's 500 Index was up 6.06 points, or 0.40 percent, at 1,508.48. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 18.48 points, or 0.59 percent, at 3,149.98.