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Stocks edge higher in early trade; energy sector recovers
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading following a three-day losing streak.

Energy companies were among the early winners Thursday after being beaten down over the past several days. Consol Energy gained 3 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 25 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,517 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,051. The Nasdaq composite increased 12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,036.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.22 percent.