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US stock futures slip to start the week

This July 15, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday, July 21, 2014, as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market drifted lower to start the week as more companies lined up to post their quarterly earnings. Mounting tensions between Russia and the West over the downed plane in Ukraine also occupied investors’ attention.

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US stock futures edge up as companies post results

Trader Dudley Devine, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Investors jumped on a wave of strong corporate financial results Friday, propelling stocks higher for the third time in five days.

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US stock index futures point to lower open

In this Aug. 16, 2007 file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange are a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. European stocks were lower after most Asian markets abandoned modest gains Thursday July 17, 2014 ahead of U.S. economic data and corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

The stock market veered lower Thursday afternoon, weighed down by news that a passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine and by disappointing U.S. corporate earnings and housing data.

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US stock index futures move higher

This March 4, 2013 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. European stocks advanced Wednesday July 16, 2014 after China's economic growth picked up slightly in the second quarter but Asian markets were lukewarm about the data that largely fitted expectations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Major stock indexes rebounded Wednesday, finishing higher for the third time in four days and lifting the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record close this month.

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