US stocks edge higher ahead of big technology earnings

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New York - Wall Street stocks edged higher early on Thursday ahead of earnings reports from Amazon and other technology giants as the European Central Bank kept interest rates low.

The ECB, as expected, left key interest rates at historic lows and mass bond-buying unchanged. President Mario Draghi pointed to overall economic improvement in the eurozone, although inflation remains low.

Several key quarterly earnings reports will be released after the market close from Amazon, Google parent Alphabet and Microsoft, among others.

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