US Stock Market Gains in Early Trading

April 13, 2015 2:19 PM

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The U.S. stock market edged higher Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for corporate earnings. Markets in Asia surged after a run of weak economic reports lifted hopes for stimulus in China.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,099 as of 10:09 a.m. Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,106, while the Nasdaq composite increased 23 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,019.

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