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European Debt Crisis
Stocks edge higher after three days of declines
Stocks edge higher after three days of declines

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group's headquarters in Syria. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,066 as of 9:55 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose a point to 1,984 and the Nasdaq composite rose 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,519. The slight gains come after the S&P 500 fell for three days in a row. The Dow had two straight days of triple-digit declines, which...