Stocks open higher on Wall Street, building on gains from Friday; Tyson gains on earnings


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NEW YORK — Stocks are opening slightly higher, building on their gains from Friday.

Tyson Foods gained 3 percent in early trading Monday after reporting earnings that were higher than analysts were expecting.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,096 in early trading.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,117. The Nasdaq composite rose 24 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,030.

In Europe, France's CAC-40 rose 1.1 percent to 5,103 and Germany's DAX added 1.4 percent to 11,611. British markets were closed for a public holiday.

Oil slipped 48 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $58.78 a barrel.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.10 percent.

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