US stocks edge higher as investors assess earnings

April 9, 2015 7:25 PM

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U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as investors assessed some mixed news on company earnings. Energy stocks rose as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off on Wednesday.

Alcoa and Bed, Bath & Beyond were among the biggest decliners after delivering earnings reports that disappointed investors.

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