NEW YORK -
Stocks rose slightly at the open on Wednesday after data showed more jobs were created in the U.S. private sector last month than analysts had expected.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 14.55 points, or 0.11 percent, to 13,496.91. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 2.49 points, or 0.17 percent, to 1,448.24. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 11.63 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,131.67.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Kenneth Barry)