US stocks are little changed in early trading as investors monitor corporate earnings

Energy Associated Press

U.S. stocks veered between small gains and losses in early trading Monday following some earnings gains at big U.S. companies. Technology stocks were among the biggest gainers.

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KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell one point to 18,084 as of 9:55 a.m. Eastern Time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained less than one point to 2,127. The Nasdaq composite rose 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,220.

TIME TO PLAY: Shares in Hasbro surged 5.7 percent after the toymaker reported better-than-anticipated earnings. The stock added $4.44 to $82.69.

DIGGING A HOLE: Newmont Mining slid 6.3 percent as gold prices slumped. The stock lost $1.28 to $19.42.

EUROPEAN MARKETS: DAX was up 0.8 percent, while France's CAC-40 rose 0.6 percent. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.2 percent higher. Fears over a Greek exit from the euro have abated, helping lift European indexes. On Monday, Greek banks reopened for the first time in more than three weeks. The European Union sent Athens the short-term money it needs to pay off a 4.2 billion-euro ($4.6 billion) debt to the European Central Bank and clear arrears with the International Monetary Fund. Other hurdles remain before Greece secures its third bailout.

ASIA'S DAY: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.9 percent, while Sydney's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3 percent. Seoul's Kospi declined 0.2 percent and India's Sensex gave up 0.4 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was little changed at 25,404.81. Tokyo was closed for a holiday.

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ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude fell 62 cents to $50.27 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, fell 55 cents to $56.55 in London.

BONDS: U.S. government bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.38 percent from 2.35 percent late Friday.