US stocks open higher following mostly positive job report

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Asian stocks were higher on Thursday as strong U.S. payroll data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 193.18 points to 20,522.50. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Top Stories NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors look over a mostly positive report on the job market.Bond prices rose early Thursday as investors saw some pockets of weakness in the report. While payrolls grew overall, wage growth stalled and many people gave up looking for work.U.S.-listed shares of BP rose 4 percent after the company reached an $18.7 billion settlement with several states to resolve litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Comments   Share   The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,806.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,081. The Nasdaq composite climbed five points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,018.The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.37 percent.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Mesa family survives lightning strike to homelast_img read more