U.S. stocks move higher in early trading even as tariffs loom

The S&P 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.5%, to 2,725 as of 10:05 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 127 points, or 0.5%, to 24,302. The Nasdaq added 35 points, or 0.5%, to 7,538. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 2 points, or 0.2%, to 1,663.