Stocks Higher At Open In Light Trading

(New York, NY) — Stocks are slightly higher at the open as Wall Street begins a shortened day of trading for the Christmas holiday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 18-thousand for the first time ever yesterday and the S&P 500 logged its 51st record of the year after a stronger than expected report on economic growth. Markets will close at 1 p.m. Eastern today and trading will resume on Friday.