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US stocks inch higher as Europe meets to finalize Greek bailout; China reports slower growth
NEW YORK (AP) ' U.S. stocks are inching higher at the opening of trading as investors wait for European leaders to put the final touches on a massive bailout for Greece.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 40 points in the first few minutes of trading to 12,962.
The Standard & Poor's 500 edged up 2 to 1,373 and the Nasdaq composite rose 5 points to 2,993.
Markets in France, the U.K., Spain and Greece were mixed as Eurozone leaders head into a meeting to try to hammer out the final details of a second bailout program for Greece.