Wall Street climbs at the start

Stocks start strongly as investor relief from better than expected tech earnings is not tempered much by economic news.

New York (CNNMoney.com) -- The major stock gauges rose in the early going as investor optimism brought on by surprisingly good Dell earnings was dinged by the latest economic news.

The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 index all rose in the first moments of trade.

In economic news, U.S. weekly jobless claims rose more than expected to 321,000.

In corporate news Dell reported better than expected earnings.

Oil fell about 6 cents to $60.11 after spiking more an a dollar on Tuesday.

Today's session could be volatile on small volume as traders leave for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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