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Stocks edge higher as more earnings roll in

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Photo - FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, trader Greg Mulligan, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stocks fluctuated Tuesday, April 22, 2014, as a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports offset investor cautiousness before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, trader Greg Mulligan, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stocks fluctuated Tuesday, April 22, 2014, as a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports offset investor cautiousness before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors assess more corporate earnings.

Netflix rose 7 percent after the online video streaming service said its first-quarter earnings soared.

Botox maker Allergan surged 15 percent after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said that it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the company.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,874 in the first few minutes of trading Tuesday.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,480. The Nasdaq composite rose 19 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,141.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.74 percent.

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