Wall Street opens higher; Dow rises over 200 points

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened sharply higher on Friday as technology and financial stocks rose, but the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average remained on course for their biggest weekly losses in at least six years.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 227.03 points, or 0.95 percent, to 24,087.49. The S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 25 points, or 0.96 percent, to 2,606. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 78.71 points, or 1.16 percent, to 6,855.86.

(Reporting by Tanya Agrawal)

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