Wall Street up on Greece hopes, retail in focus

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November 24, 2012 1:49 AM EST

Stocks opened higher on Friday on signs of progress in talks about releasing aid to Greece, and with the U.S. retail sector in focus as the holiday shopping season begins.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 62.52 points, or 0.49 percent, to 12,899.41. The S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 6.43 points, or 0.46 percent, to 1,397.46. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 17.93 points, or 0.61 percent, to 2,944.49.

The S&P retail index <.SPXRT> gained 0.4 percent.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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