NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly higher in early trading on Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial further into record territory.

The stock market is extending its gains from Friday, when it got a lift from an unexpectedly strong jobs report. Stocks have surged to record levels this year as the Federal Reserve kept up its economic stimulus and earnings at U.S. companies continued to grow.

The Dow rose 22 points, or 0.1 percent, to 15,784 in the first 45 minutes of trading. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,772. If the index holds on to its small gain it would also close at a record.

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