A trader uses a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 19, 2012 12:55:34 PM PDT
by CHRISTINA REXRODE Associated Press
NEW YORK - March 19, 2012 --
U.S. stocks drifted higher Monday but lost the momentum from their biggest week of the year. A dividend from Apple, a deal for UPS and the promise of greater demand for U.S. Steel drove those stocks to gains.