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Updated Monday, November 12, 2012 at 09:46 AM

Stocks higher after bruising week

The Associated Press

Stocks are opening higher on this Veterans Day.

Just after the start of trading, the Dow Jones industrial average is up eight points at 12,823. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up two at 1,382. And the Nasdaq composite index is up 11 at 2,916.

Last week, the market had its biggest sell-off of the year after the re-election of President Barack Obama. Investors are worried about the "fiscal cliff," tax increases and government spending cuts that go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts.

The bond market is closed Monday.

Stocks in Europe are mixed after Greek lawmakers approved a 2013 budget overnight. The head of the finance ministers of the 17 euro countries says lenders have prepared a "positive" report on the country.


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