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Stocks edge higher amid hopes for China growth
Stocks edge higher amid hopes for China growth

.S. stocks were barely higher in early trading Monday as Wall Street winds down the year in this holiday-shortened week. European shares fell as Greece headed for early elections that could endanger its bailout program. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose seven points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,062 as of 9:57 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose three points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,091 and the Nasdaq composite was up two points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,809. GREEK JITTERS: News that Greece will hold early general elections this month stoked concerns over the country's financial future. An opposition party that is against the terms of the country's...

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