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Stocks edge higher behind media companies and retailers

Mar 28, 2016 - Associated Press Online
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NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are mostly higher Monday as media companies and retailers gain ground and energy companies slip. Hotel chains Starwood and Marriott are climbing again as Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group makes another effort to buy Starwood.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,542 as of 3:05 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,038. The Nasdaq composite index lost thr...