US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow, S&P open higher after 2-day closure

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P opened higher on Wednesday as equity markets reopened following a two-day market closure prompted by a damaging storm in the U.S. Northeast.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 80.02 points, or 0.61 percent, at 13,187.23. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 5.81 points, or 0.41 percent, at 1,417.75.