Market Snapshot: Stocks edge higher as U.S.-China trade talks intensify

Stocks edged higher to maintain a foothold in positive territory Thursday as investors continued to monitor trade talks between the U.S. and China which are reportedly in the final stretch.

How are the benchmarks performing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.61% rose 149 points, or 0.6%, to 26,367, powered higher by shares of Boeing Inc. BA, +3.10% and Dow Inc.DOW, +5.41%

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.18% shed 3 points, or 0.1%, to 2,877, on track to extend its winning streak to a sixth day, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.02% fell 8 points, or 0.1%, to 7,886.

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