Stocks edge higher in early trade ahead of midterm election results

Stocks drifted slightly higher after a flat opening Tuesday as investors prepared for the outcome of a midterm election that’s expected to see Democrats take control of the House and Republicans retain control of the Senate. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.48% was up less than 0.1% at 2,740, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.32% rose 42 points, or 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.93% rose 0.2% to 7,343.

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