NEW YORK (AP) - Stock are mostly higher, with the Dow up by more
than 50 points in late morning. Stock prices had been searching for
direction in the early going, as investors looed at a heavy helping
of earnings reports and fresh economic data.
Surging energy prices helped fuel a six-tenths-of-one-percent
rise in the March Consumer Price Index. At the same time, the core
rate was up just one-tenth. It excludes volatile food and energy