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Stocks tick higher on Wall Street

Autodesk managed a small profit, beating expectations of a loss, and Pure Storage's loss was far smaller than forecasts. Materials companies, which have taken heavy losses this week, turned higher. Freeport McMoRan, a copper miner, rose 1.2%. 

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street following two days of declines. 

A handful of stocks were moving higher early Friday after reporting results that were better than analysts had expected. 

Autodesk managed a small profit, beating expectations of a loss, and Pure Storage's loss was far smaller than forecasts. 

Materials companies, which have taken heavy losses this week, turned higher. Freeport McMoRan, a copper miner, rose 1.2%. 

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48 points, or 0.3%, to 18,498. 

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 5 points, or 0.3%, to 2,178. The Nasdaq composite climbed 11 points, or 0.2%, to 5,224. 

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.56%. 

Investors around the globe are awaiting a Friday morning speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen that could offer cues on the timing of the next interest rate hike. 

Source:   latimes

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