U.S. shares advanced on Friday opening after the release of better than forecast GDP data, which added to hopes the economy is taking serious steps towards recovery. The world's biggest economy grew an annualized 4.1 percent in the quarter through September, the strongest since the final three months of 2011 The final reading was revised up from 3.6 percent to 4.1 percent, beating forecast of no change as personal consumption climbed 2.0 percent. The improvement in data, however, gives more support to the Fed's decision of starting stimulus taper in January. This week, the Fed said it will start unwinding its bond purchases gradually till nothing by the end of 2014, with the a small start of reduction to $75 billion starting from January. Standard and Poor's dropped 0.06% to reach 1810.77 points, as of 09:31 EST . As of 09:46 EST , Dow Jones edged up 0.44% to 16249.98 points, and NASDAQ rose 0.48% to 4077.47 points.
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