Investing.com — The U.S. stock market opened lower Thursday due to the unimpressive second week of first jobless claims below 300,000. Investors are also uncertain about the quality of earnings reported by blue-chip stocks.
Tesla (NASDAQ:), Danaher Medical Device Group (NYSE:) and Railroad Operator Union Pacific (NYSE:) All fell despite reporting earnings, which were better than street projections at least at the first glance, and PayPal (NASDAQ:), continued to be affected by concerns over its proposed merger with Pinterest (NYSE :). IBM Stock fell in the NYSE after another disappointing quarter.
By 9:40 ET (1340 GMT), there were 99 points of decline, or 0.3%. Meanwhile, the was 0.2% lower and the was 0.1% higher.
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