NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading as companies start reporting earnings.
Energy stocks rose as the price of oil moved higher.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 58 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,960 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Thursday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index increased five points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,087. The Nasdaq composite rose 19 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,969.
Walgreens Boots rose 2.5 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' forecasts.