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US stocks edge higher in early trading, shaking off three days of losses; Bed Bath & Beyond up

FILE - Wall St. is shown in this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 file photo taken in New York. Stock markets drifted Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014 as the boost from stronger Chinese manufacturing was overcome by Europe's economic malaise and heightened geopolitical risks after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group's headquarters in eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

FILE - Wall St. is shown in this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 file photo taken in New York. Stock markets drifted Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014 as the boost from stronger Chinese manufacturing was overcome by Europe's economic malaise and heightened geopolitical risks after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group's headquarters in eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

Stocks are opening higher as the market shakes off three days of losses.

Investors were weighing stronger Chinese manufacturing data against Europe's economic malaise.

Bed Bath & Beyond rose 6 percent, the most in the S&P 500. The home goods retailer reported earnings and revenue for its latest quarter that were better than Wall Street analysts were expecting.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,073 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 gained a point, or 0.1 percent, to 1,983. The Nasdaq composite rose 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,519.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.54 percent.