Market Snapshot: Dow edges higher as earnings continue to roll in

U.S. stocks struggled to hold on to modest gains in early trade Wednesday, with the Dow attempting to build on an earnings-driven rally that has taken it back into positive territory for the year.

Investors are getting a fresh round of corporate results for this session, as well as Federal Reserve speeches and the central bank’s Beige Book report.

What are the main benchmarks doing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.10% was up 15 points, or 0.1%, at 24,802.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.07% advanced by 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,711. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.10% slipped 2 points to 7,279.

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