Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Poised To Rise As Q1 Earnings Roll On

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Futures point to stocks opening on the upside, as investors await another crop of first-quarter earnings including Pepsi (NASDAQ:PEP), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS). S&P and Nasdaq futures rise 0.2% each, while Dow futures edge up 0.1%. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slips 0.2% with miners dropping along with iron ore prices. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index ended its session essentially flat, while Shanghai rose after China’s GDP increased 6.4% in the first three months of the year.

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