Stocks rise slightly with Fed, retail in focus

NEW YORK • The stock market edged higher Friday after two days of big declines. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up less than a point, or 0.04 percent, to 1,662. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 22 points, or 0.2 percent, to 15,134. The Nasdaq composite index gained 12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,618. Concerns about retail stores and a pullback in the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program have roiled markets this week. Investors have focused on retail stores like Nordstrom Inc., which cu...

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