ECONOMY

Markets indexes open higher as more US companies turn in robust earnings reports

U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as more companies turn in healthy earnings reports.

Paper products maker Kimberly-Clark gained 5 percent in early trading Tuesday after its income and revenue easily beat analysts' forecasts. Fifth Third Bancorp also rose after releasing better-than-expected results.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,084.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose seven points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,107. The Nasdaq composite climbed 25 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,020.

The price of oil fell 21 cents to $56.17 a barrel in New York.

Government bond prices fell. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.90 percent.