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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq opened higher on Thursday after upbeat economic data allayed some worries about surging coronavirus cases, while technology heavyweights found support ahead of quarterly earnings reports. The S&P 500 <.SPX> opened higher by 6.54 points, or 0.20%, at 3,277.57 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> gained 59.60 points, or 0.54%, to 11,064.47 at the opening bell.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 38.97 points, or 0.15%, at the open to 26,480.98.

(Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)