UPDATE: Stocks Edge Higher as Fed Kicks Off 2-day Meeting 9/17/13
NEW YORK - Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row.
Microsoft led the Dow Jones industrial average higher after announcing a 22 percent dividend increase and a $40 billion stock buyback program.
Trading was light as Federal Reserve policymakers gathered for a two-day meeting. Many expect the Fed to reduce its $85 billion monthly bond-buying program.