Wall St opens higher after strong retail sales data, Walmart results

Reuters | Aug 15, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday as a surge in July retail sales and Walmart's robust results eased fears of a recession in the world's largest economy, while differing reports on the U.S.-China trade dispute kept investors on edge.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 34.83 points, or 0.14%, at the open to 25,514.25.