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Stocks up at opening

Stocks are up this morning, as Wall Street observes Veterans Day by closing the bond markets.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the Dow is up three-tenths of 1 percent.

The broader S&P 500 is up half of 1 percent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is up six-tenths of 1 percent.

As you may have seen, I've been unpacking last Friday's announcement that the U.S. unemployment rate is now 10.2 percent and taking a look deeper into the data.

On Monday, I noted that U.S. unemployment is now higher than Europe's, which had gotten used to high joblessness.

On Tuesday, I focused on teen unemployment in the U.S., which is now 27.6 percent.

Later today, to observe Veterans Day, I'll take a look at unemployment among veterans and list some resources to help vets get jobs.

Check back later.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  November 11, 2009; 9:53 AM ET
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