U.S. stock markets rose early Friday on the last trading day before a Greek election that could decide the fate of the euro.
Markets were higher in Asia and Europe with the largest gains in Asia, a 2.26 percent rise in the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong. In Europe, gains were led by the CAC 40 in France, which rose 1.73 percent.
In midmorning trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average added 63.68 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,715.59.
The Nasdaq composite index gained 16.66 points, or 0.59 percent, to 2,852.99.
The Standard and Poor's 500 gained 7.42 points, or 0.56 percent, to 1,336.52.
The benchmark 10-year treasury note fell 21/32 to yield 1.572 percent.
The euro fell to $1.2626 from Thursday's $1.2633. Against the yen, the dollar fell to 78.76 yen from Thursday's 79.35 yen.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index added 0.01 percent, 0.43 points, to 8,569.32.
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