Stocks Open Up before Earnings

U.S. stocks rose in the early trading on Monday, extending gains into a third session, before the start of quarterly earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average lately rose 92.61 points, or 0.61 percent, at 15,228.45. ┬áThe Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 10.01 points, or 0.61 percent, at 1,641.90. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 10.88 points, or 0.31 percent, at 3,490.26.

The Obama administration has decided to roll back requirements for new state online insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for subsidized coverage.

The first fatal crash of a Boeing 777 jetliner on Saturday may not pose much of a setback to the company, in part because design features of the plane helped prevent burning and break-up that could have led to greater loss of life, experts said.

Investment advisory firm ISS has recommended Dell Inc (NSQ:DELL) shareholders vote in favor a $24.4 billion offer for the PC maker from founder and Chief Executive Michael Dell, the company’s special committee said on Monday.

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