US futures mixed as are corporate earnings reports

US stock futures mixed with varying quarterly results from major US companies

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US futures mixed as are corporate earnings reports
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2013, file photo, NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam talk about Verizon mobile products that allow NFL fans to watch games and interact with each other at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. The parent of the country's biggest wireless carrier lost $4.23 billion, or $1.48 per share, for the period ended Dec. 31. That compares with a loss of $2.02 billion or 71 cents per share, a year ago. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are mixed with U.S. companies posting varying quarterly results.

Dow Jones industrial futures are down 18 points to 13,558. The broader S&P futures have added 1.6 points to 1,477.30. Nasdaq futures are up a point to 2,734.75.

Verizon posted a wider loss for the fourth quarter Tuesday, and DuPont said weakness in electronics and communications and chemical sales. DuPont's profit dropped 70 percent, though it still beat Wall Street expectations.

So did Delta Airlines, even after taking a $75 million hit to revenue from Superstorm Sandy.

Johnson & Johnson beat most expectations for the final quarter of the year, but shares slipped before the opening bell due to a weak forecast for this year.

Earnings reports continue after the market closes with Google, IBM, CSX and Norfolk Southern.

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