Stocks edge up, lifted by retailers; Macy's leaps – Los Angeles Times

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KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,718 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow edged up 35 points, or 0.1%, to 24,742. The Nasdaq composite advanced 30 points, or 0.4%, to 7,381. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 5 points, or 0.3%, to 1,605.