Stocks edge higher as Syria, oil worries linger

NEW YORK • Stocks edged higher in early trading Wednesday as investors continued to focus on the possibility of a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 22 points, or 0.2 percent, to 14,797 after the first half-hour of trading. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose a point, or 0.1 percent, to 1,631 and the Nasdaq composite rose 9 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,588. The escalating tensions between the U.S. and Syria hit the stock market hard on Tuesday, send...

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