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(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as gains in technology and industrial stocks led optimism about a strong earnings season and concerns on rising U.S. bond yields eased.

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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 25.13 points, or 0.10 percent, at the open to 24,488.07. The S&P 500 .SPX opened higher by 5.26 points, or 0.20 percent, at 2,675.40. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 27.86 points, or 0.39 percent, to 7,173.99 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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