Stocks opened higher on Tuesday after data showed inflation continued to be under control and as the euro rose on strong demand at European debt auctions.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 68.10 points, or 0.67 percent, to 10,258.99. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 7.65 points, or 0.70 percent, to 1,097.28. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> put on 15.34 points, or 0.68 percent, to 2,259.30.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)