Snapshot: Wall St jumps at open on coronavirus slowdown hopes

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NEW YORK (April 7): U.S. stocks jumped at the opening bell on Tuesday, as early signs of a slowdown in coronavirus cases in U.S. hot spots raised hopes that sweeping lockdown measures were working.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 857.45 points or 3.78% at the open to 23,537.44. The S&P 500 opened higher by 74.97 points or 2.81% at 2,738.65, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 216.75 points or 2.74% to 8,129.99 at the opening bell.