Wall St. gains at the open

U.S. stocks higher as oil prices come tumbling down; techs get lift ahead of Apple presentation.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Lower oil prices and anticipation of new Apple products helped lift U.S. stocks at Tuesday's open.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.2 percent, the Nasdaq composite index was 0.2 percent higher, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up by 0.1 percent.

Among stocks in the news as the markets opened were Apple (up $0.00 to $85.46, Charts), Sprint (up $0.00 to $19.64, Charts), General Electric (up $0.00 to $37.55, Charts), Sirius (up $0.00 to $3.76, Charts), Supervalu (up $0.00 to $35.77, Charts) and BP (up $0.00 to $64.29, Charts).


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