Stocks open little changed on mixed earnings news

Stocks move sideways on Wall Street following mixed earnings from Boeing, Ford and Apple

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In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013, photo, Specialist Michael Pistillo, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets rose Wednesday April 24, 2013 after an increase in new U.S. home sales and strong corporate earnings across a range of industries lifted investment sentiment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock indexes are little changed in early trading on Wall Street following mixed earnings results from Apple, Ford, Boeing and other major U.S. companies.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index were moving between small gains and losses shortly after the opening bell Wednesday.

As of 9:45 a.m. Eastern the Dow was down seven points at 14,715 and the S&P 500 was up two points at 1,580.

The Nasdaq composite was up four points at 3,273.

Earnings will continue to roll out this week.

Online game maker Zynga reports after the closing bell. For the remainder of the week, earnings are expected from Dow Chemical, Southwest Airlines, UPS, Exxon Mobil and Burger King.

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