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US stocks edge higher in early trading

Friday, February 21, 2014.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, specialist Peter Elkins, left, and trader Michael Smyth work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Asian stock markets were boosted for a second day Friday Nov. 15, 2013 by the incoming Federal Reserve chief's support for continued massive stimulus to aid the U.S. economic recovery. Fragile growth prospects in Europe dampened markets there. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are inching higher in early trading, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track for its third straight week of gains.