Wall Street modestly higher ahead of more corporate earnings

NEW YORK — Stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors prepare for another big slate of corporate earnings.

They’re also hoping the Federal Reserve will scale back the pace of its interest rate increases at its policy meeting next week.

The S&P 500 was up 0.1% early today. The benchmark index is coming off its first weekly loss in the last three.

The Nasdaq was up 0.5% and the Dow was just barely lower.

Treasury yields were a bit higher.

Companies reporting earnings this week include Microsoft, Boeing, Tesla and Southwest Airlines. Oil prices were slightly higher.