Stocks edge higher; bank shares rise with interest rates

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,750 as of 10:12 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 109 points, or 0.4%, to 24,909. The Nasdaq composite lost 4 points, or 0.1%, to 7,633. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 1 point, or 0.1%, to 1,665.