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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Markets

NASDAQ 7,234.31 -5.16 -0.07%
S&P 500 2,716.26 -15.96 -0.58%
DJIA 24,964.75 -254.63 -1.01%
NIKKEI 225 21,951.84 26.74 0.12%
HANG SENG 31,231.22 357.59 1.16%
DAX 12,487.90 102.30 0.83%
USD (per EUR) 1.23 0.00 -0.06%
USD (per CHF) 0.94 0.00 0.09%
JPY (per USD) 107.74 0.36 0.34%
GBP (per USD) 1.40 0.00 -0.11%

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