NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks are steadying as the decline in China's currency slowed and the country's central bank tried to ease fears of more big declines.
Several stocks were moving on earnings news in early U.S. trading.
Cisco Systems gained 5 percent after reporting earnings late Wednesday that came in ahead of analysts' expectations. Retailer Kohl's sank 8 percent after its results came up short.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down a point at 2,084 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 20 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,380.
The Nasdaq composite rose seven points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,050.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.17 percent.