Stocks Hug Flatline Before Apple Earnings, Fed Meeting

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Stocks have eked out small gains after hugging a skin-tight range as participants take a breather after last week's impressive run, and before the release of Apple ( AAPL ) earnings late Monday. The defensive tone was triggered early on by disappointing earnings from Merck ( MRK ) but improved mid-morning as a string of upbeat earnings poured in. The S&P 500 reached a new record high on strength in consumer staples and the energy sector and has managed to hold on to a very slim gain, closing higher for the third consecutive day.




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Referenced Stocks: AAPL , MRK

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