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Markets Open Up to Kick Off Third Quarter

Wall Street opened up this morning, kicking off the first day of the third quarter and the second half of the year.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the Dow was up about 65 points, or 0.8 percent.

The broader S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq were both up more than 0.6 percent.

Tech stocks have led the first six months of this year, with the Nasdaq up more than 15 percent since Jan. 1.

The S&P 500 is up about 2 percent for the year, though the Dow is down about 4 percent.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  July 1, 2009; 9:46 AM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: Dow Jones, nasdaq, s&p 500  
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