U.S. stocks open higher as investors digest retail sales data, Wall Street earnings

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U.S. stocks opened higher Friday, as investors weighed data from the U.S. Census Bureau showing retail sales were flat last month as well as third-quarter earnings reports from Wall Street banks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.34% was up 0.5% soon after the opening bell, while the S&P 500 SPX, -2.37% gained 0.6% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -3.08% rose 0.9%, according to FactSet data, at last check. Investors are digesting earnings results from Wells Fargo & Co., Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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