US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on payrolls report

 NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stock opened higher on
Friday as employment notched a second straight month of solid
gains while the unemployment rate fell to a two-year low.
 The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: Quote, Profile, Research) gained 51.85
points, or 0.42 percent, to 12,371.58. The Standard & Poor's
500 Index (.SPX: Quote, Profile, Research) gained 7.80 points, or 0.59 percent, to
1,333.63. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: Quote, Profile, Research) gained 13.30
points, or 0.48 percent, to 2,794.37.
  (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Kenneth Barry)






US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on payrolls report