Stocks open sllightly higher as investors wait for Yellen

August 26, 2016 1:35 PM

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Stocks open sllightly higher as investors wait for Yellen

U.S. stocks opened a touch higher on Friday ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen at the annual economic retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

The highly anticipated symposium will be closely followed for hints on the central bank’s outlook for monetary policy. Ahead of Yellen’s speech, a second estimate of second-quarter gross domestic product underscored that the U.S. economy is muddling along, growing at a 1.1% pace. The Dow Jones Indus...

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