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Wall Street’s main indexes opened higher on Friday as investors shrugged off data showing a jump in inflation, although recent worries about a spike in prices kept the S&P 500 on course for its smallest monthly gain since February.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 117.9 points, or 0.34%, at the open to 34,581.90. The S&P 500 rose 9.9 points, or 0.22%, at the open to 4,210.00, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 50.8 points, or 0.36%, to 13,786.27 at the opening bell.