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OPENING BELL: Tech leads an early gain on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Technology companies are leading stocks slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street.

Apple and Microsoft each rose about 1 percent in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. Apple announced an update to its iPad tablet and a lower price.

The gains were broad. All 11 industry sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose. In addition to tech, health care and energy companies were also doing better than the rest of the market.

The S&P 500 was up 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to end at 2,380.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,962. The Nasdaq composite gained 23 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,924.

In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Technology companies are leading stocks slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS