US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on M&A action, ADP

 NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on
Wednesday as data showed private employers added jobs in a sign
of economic improvement and acquisition activity lifted
sentiment.
 The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: Quote, Profile, Research) gained 42.08
points, or 0.34 percent, to 12,321.09. The Standard & Poor's
500 Index (.SPX: Quote, Profile, Research) rose 5.67 points, or 0.43 percent, to
1,325.11. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: Quote, Profile, Research) added 16.07
points, or 0.58 percent, to 2,772.96.
 (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Kenneth Barry)






US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on M&A action, ADP