NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rose at the open on Thursday, following a rally in the prior session, on expectations of progress toward a fiscal agreement in Washington that would prevent a possible recession.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 35.40 points, or 0.27 percent, to 13,020.51. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 5.33 points, or 0.38 percent, to 1,415.26. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 16.14 points, or 0.54 percent, to 3,007.91.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Bernadette Baum)
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