NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street, even as several big retailers slumped after reporting disappointing earnings.
Shortly after the opening bell Friday the Dow Jones industrial average was up 25 points at 15,259, an increase of 0.2 percent.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four points at 1,655, or 0.3 percent.
The Nasdaq composite, which is heavily weighted with technology stocks, edged up eight points to 3,480, or 0.2 percent.
Northrop Grumman rose 5 percent, the most of any stock in the S&P 500 index, after the defense contractor approved the repurchase of another $4 billion of its own stock.
Nordstrom fell 3 percent after the luxury retailer said its net income fell slightly in its latest quarter, citing weak demand for spring merchandise.
Built around and on top of railroad tracks leading in and out of Penn Station, Manhattan West is no ordinary construction project. A mega-sized piece of machinery called The Launcher puts 50-ton concrete segments into place creating a span. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. It's technology typically used in bridge construction.
The unmistakable smell of fresh pine needles is the signal that it is time to buy a tree! And there is a lot to know about getting a healthy tree without getting ripped off. First you have to know what kind of tree you're looking for. Fraser firs with the blue tinted underside and balsam fir trees are the most popular.
It's a familiar problem in the city: noise. But now there is a device in development that can help block out the sound from any room in your home. The concept was thought up by SONO. It uses a microphone that captures the noise outside and then plays it back out, cancelling any sound before it reaches your window.
With so many companies knowing so much about us privacy advocates are now applauding a new Princeton University study. Researchers are creating fake people with different ages, races, genders, and income levels to search the same sites on the World Wide Web. The idea is to track how different people experience the same sites differently.