FILE PHOTO: People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq opened at all-time highs on Thursday, boosted by shares of Tesla and other top-shelf technology firms as data showing fewer weekly jobless claims pointed to a steady recovery in the labor market.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 15.13 points, or 0.36%, at 4,256.97, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 85.5 points, or 0.60%, to 14357.265 at the opening bell.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 59.67 points, or 0.18%, at the open to 33,933.91.

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