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Mostly positive US earnings send stock futures up

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 file photo, trader Anthony Carannante, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Major U.S. stock indexes rose in afternoon trading Thursday, April 17, 2014,  as investors reacted to quarterly results from a batch of U.S, companies. Google, IBM and insurer UnitedHealth were among the biggest decliners, while General Electric and Morgan Stanley were among the largest gainers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn’t an easy ride up.

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GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, speaks at the 2014 Automotive Forum, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in New York. The forum is sponsored by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and J.D. Power.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

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US stocks open modestly higher; J&J gains

In this April 11, 2014 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 11, 2014. World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, April 15, 2014, as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

A stock market swoon turned into a comeback Tuesday.

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US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

In this March 24, 2014 photo, a pedestrian passes a J.Crew store in the Shadyside shopping district of Pittsburgh. The Commerce Department reports on retail sales for March on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

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Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer gives his Keynote speech for the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings Thursday, April 28, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.

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