Stocks inch higher; technology and small-company shares rise

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 edged up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,749 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,815 points. The Nasdaq composite rose 26 points, or 0.3%, to 7,632. The Russell 2000 climbed 5 points, or 0.4%, to 1,659.