U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, putting major indexes on track for a three-day winning streak, as investors awaited a noon ET speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.46% rose 0.4% to 2,693.73, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.85% was up 152 points, or 0.6%, to 24,901. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.49% advanced 0.8% to 7,137.09.
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