Stocks mostly fall on lower oil prices; inflation ticks up

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in early trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors were weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a report showing a slight increase in inflation last month. Investors are looking ahead to a speech later in the day by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,264 as of 11:05 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gave up less than a point to 2,130. The Nasdaq composite edged up 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,101. OIL DROP: The price of oil fell 81 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $59.91 a barrel,...