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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 2, 2023. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on Thursday as a greater-than-expected rise in weekly jobless claims eased some rate-hike jitters ahead of a key payrolls report that could determine the Fed’s monetary policy path.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose 78.43 points, or 0.24%, at the open to 32,876.83.

The S&P 500 (.SPX) opened higher by 6.65 points, or 0.17%, at 3,998.66, while the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) gained 2.30 points, or 0.02%, to 11,578.31 at the opening bell.

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