(Updates with open) NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) - Stocks climbed at Friday's opening bell, pushing the blue-chip Dow toward its eighth straight session of gains as hopes mount for a short war with U.S.-led troops sweeping through southern Iraq. The blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average rose 90 points, or 1.09 percent, at 8,376. The broad Standard and Poor's 500 index jumped 9 points, or 1.03 percent, to 884. The tech-laced Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 13 points, or 0.96 percent, to ...
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