NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are inching lower in early trading on Wall Street as strong earnings from Pepsi, Verizon and other big companies stabilized the market after two big drops this week.
Major market indexes had small losses shortly after the opening bell Thursday.
The Dow Jones industrial average was off four points at 14,611. It dropped 138 the day before. It's still down 1.7 percent for the week.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell a fraction to 1,551 and the Nasdaq composite fell two points to 3,202.
EBay fell after 5 percent after cutting its earnings forecast for the current quarter. Verizon and Pepsi rose.
After the closing bell, the tech sector weighs in with earnings from IBM, Google and Microsoft.
Vox "Smart Take" Pushes Gun Confiscation. Here's What Would Happen If They Tried. - Bearing Arms - 2nd Amendment, Gun Confiscation
Nick Adams - Not a Single Illegal Immigrant in 7 Months... In Australia
Doug Schoen's off-tune whistling through the graveyard of Hillary Clinton's electoral hopes. | RedState
S. E. Cupp - Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump
Small But Honest Columnist Again Forced to Correct Highest-Rated Show on Cable TV | Human Events
Obama changes the name of Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali
WaPo editorial writer about to become very unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter - Hot Air