Wall Street opens higher ahead Trump’s speech at UN

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NEW YORK – American stocks opened higher Tuesday, ahead of President Donald Trump’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

The Dow was up 27 points to begin trading at 22,359, and the S&P rose two points to start the day at 2,506.

The indexes were each at all-time highs at the opening.

The Nasdaq, meanwhile, increased 10 points to 6,464.

Trump is expected to criticize nuclear research and ballistic missile tests of North Korea in his address to world leaders.

The diplomatic crisis has caused volatility in the markets in recent week and experts warn more turmoil with North Korea could push indexes lower on Wall Street lower.