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Dow industrials open up 30 points, as stocks climb in fallout of Texas storm

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U.S. stock opened modestly higher on Monday, as investors attempt to gauge the carnage wrought to property and energy facilities following Hurricane Harvey over the weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average












DJIA, -0.02%










was trading 25 points, or 0.1%, at 21,836, giant insurer Travelers Cos. Inc.












TRV, -2.56%










was among the worst performers among the Dow’s components in early trade. The S&P 500 index












SPX, +0.05%










was adding 4.5 points, or 0.2%, at 2,447, while the Nasdaq Composite Index












COMP, +0.28%










advanced 0.2% at 6,276. U.S. traded crude-oil prices












CLV7, +0.39%










were slipping in the aftermath of the devastation of now-Tropical storm Harvey, which is expected to dump some 50 inches of water in the Houston/Galveston region of Texas. Among the more active energy futures was gasoline












RBU7, +0.89%










prices, which were spiking, but off their highs.

Read the full story:
U.S. stock market fights for gains in Hurricane Harvey’s wake



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