Stocks Open Little-changed After Poor Earnings, Mixed Data

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U.S. stocks opened unchanged Thursday, as disappointing earnings from companies like Ford and ConocoPhillips and mixed data kept confidence at bay. The S&P 500 index was off 1 pointat 2,165. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 30 points, 0.2% to 18,445, while the Nasdaq Composite Index ended was up 8 points, or 0.2%, at 5,148.

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