The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Aug. 14, 2018. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)
The Dow opened higher on Thursday, led by gains in planemaker Boeing, although increasing cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant across the world continued to drive volatility in markets.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 54.21 points, or 0.16 percent, at the open to 34,076.25. The S&P 500 opened lower by 8.31 points, or 0.18 percent, at 4,504.73, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 72.23 points, or 0.47 percent, to 15,181.82 at the opening bell.