S&P 500, Nasdaq edge higher on tech gains; Fed minutes awaited

By Sruthi Shankar and Shreyashi Sanyal

(Reuters) - Technology stocks lifted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq on Wednesday, ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its latest policy meeting, while a drop in Boeing shares kept the Dow lower.

The modest gains on the main indexes follow a U.S. Labor Department report that showed consumer prices increased by the most in 14 months in March, although underlying inflation remained benign against the backdrop of slowing domestic and global economic growth.

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