Agence France-PresseApril 9, 2014 10:34
US stocks moved higher in early trade Wednesday after an encouraging financial report from Alcoa unofficially kicked off first-quarter earnings season.
About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 26.91 points (0.17 percent) to 16,283.05
The broad-based S&P 500 advanced 2.05 (0.11 percent) to 1,854.01, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 15.77 (0.38 percent) to 4,128.76.
Stocks appeared set for a second straight day of gains after snapping a three-session losing streak Tuesday.