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Stocks Edge Higher; S&P 500 Heads for Another Week of Gains

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading on Friday as solid gains from health care companies offset a sliding technology sector. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 3,006 and is within 20 points of its all-time high. The index is headed for a fourth straight weekly gain,...

Qatar Will Pull Out of OPEC Amid Tension With Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The tiny, energy-rich Arab nation of Qatar announced Monday it will withdraw from OPEC in January, a rebuke of the Saudi-dominated cartel as the kingdom's boycott of Doha continues unabated and a crucial meeting of the group looms this week. The surprise declaration could make...