US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens higher

March 13 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Tuesday as a decline in expectations for the pace of interest rate rises outweighed news of Rex Tillerson's ouster as U.S. Secretary of State.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.42 percent at 25,283.69. The S&P 500 gained 12.06 points, or 0.43 percent, to 2,795.08. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5 percent at 7,625.91.

(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)