U.S. stock-market indexes opened in record territory as investors appeared to have shrugged off a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs report. The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in December, falling short of expectations of 198,000 by the economists polled by MarketWatch. The S&P 500
gained 9 points, or 0.3%, to 2,733. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 71 points, or 0.3%, to 25,146. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index
advanced by 30 points, or 0.4%, to 7,107. Among the best performers on Wall Street, shares of Hess Corporation
rose sharply after the company announced positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well offshore Guyana.