U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, adding to two weeks of gains, as a decline in the U.S. dollar helped lift commodity prices and boost natural resource stocks, while data showed consumers spent more than expected in October.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 57.29 points, or 0.56 percent, at 10,327.76. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 7.65 points, or 0.70 percent, at 1,101.13. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 10.37 points, or 0.48 percent, at 2,178.25.
U.S. retail sales were up 1.4 percent in October as motor vehicle purchases surged, a welcome sign heading into the holiday season, though a separate report showing manufacturing in New York State fell in November.
(Reporting by Angela Moon; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)