Stocks Opened Mostly Higher on Reopening Hopes

U.S. stocks opened mostly higher on Tuesday, as investors appeared to focus on the reopening of the economy while looking past the civil unrest gripping the nation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lately advanced 100.65 points, or 0.40%, to 25,575.67. The S&P 500 was up 4.98 points, or 0.16%, to 3,060.71. The Nasdaq Composite was down 9.79 points, or 0.10%, to 9,542.25.

Crude-oil futures on Tuesday headed higher, at least partly supported by reports that major producers may agree to extend output cuts that terminate at the end of June to further steady oil prices. West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery gained 93 cents, or 2.6%, at $36.37 a barrel. Brent saw its August contract climb 96 cents, or 2.5%, at $39.27 a barrel.

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