US STOCKS-US stocks edge up as rise in oil drives energy shares

jueves 5 de mayo de 2016 13:00 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

May 5 (Reuters) - Wall Street trimmed early gains but remained higher in afternoon trading on Thursday as a rise in oil prices boosted energy shares, and investors awaited U.S. jobs data on Friday.

Oil prices jumped about 3 percent as a huge wildfire in Canada's oil sands region and escalating tensions in Libya stoked concerns among investors of a near-term shortage in supply.

Investors are also keeping a keen eye on the jobs data for April as any signs of a strengthening labor market could influence the pace of future rate hikes.   Continuación...