SAN FRANCISCO – Shares of Apple Inc. edged higher, but Facebook Inc. and other social media stocks slipped in mixed tech sector trading early Monday. Apple was up 0.3% at $527 ahead of the iPhone maker's earnings report due after Monday’s closing bell. On the other hand, Facebook shed 1.2% to $51.31 leading other social media and Internet stocks lower. Zynga Inc. and Groupon Inc. were each down about 2%, while Yahoo Inc. was off nearly 1%. LinkedIn was up 1.5%. The Nasdaq Composite Index was last trading down a fraction to 3,937. The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index was off a fraction.
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