U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading on Friday as investor pore over the latest corporate earnings. GE jumped after announcing plans to get out of the lending business.
KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 54 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,013 as of 10:57 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index added seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,098 and the Nasdaq composite was up 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,985.
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