The ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK -- U.S. stock indexes are opening slightly higher, a day after a big sell-off prompted by worries about higher U.S. interest rates.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,687 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 gained three points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,046. The Nasdaq composite slipped three points, less than 0.1 percent, to 4,858.
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The euro continued to slide against the dollar. It was trading at $1.05, its lowest level in 12 years.
The price of crude oil rose 19 cents to $48.48 a barrel in New York.
Bond prices fell slightly. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note edged up to 2.14 percent.