U.S. stocks rose at the opening bell as investors monitor developments on the U.S.-China trade spat. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.91% was up 0.2% to 2,856.The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.82% picked up 91 points, or 0.3%, to 25,739. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.88% was up 0.1% to 7,830. The S&P, Dow and Nasdaq were on course to string together their third straight gain. Trade headlines continued to dominate the mood of equity investors, following the Trump’s signing of an executive order that bans telecom equipment from countries considered “foreign adversaries.” The move is widely seen as a blow against Huawei, which has been caught up in the longstanding trade dispute between Beijing and Washington. In company news, shares of Walmart Inc. WMT, +3.66% rose 3.1% after the mega-retailer earnings beat analysts’ expectations.
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