Stocks slide as US companies continue to indicate caution with their guidance and Moody's signals worries about more debt fallout in Europe.
The Dow falls 104 in its third straight day of triple-digit losses as earnings season continues to disapppoint. Apple earnings miss Street estimates. AT&T sees lower iPhone sales. UPS says international business is softening.
The iPhone maker is set to report earnings after the closing bell, while the telecommunication giant reports higher second-quarter profit.
Cirrus Logic is downgraded to 'perform,' and Infosys is upgraded to 'buy.'
Global economic weakness and disappointment with the Fed spook investors, but some stocks will benefit from lower energy costs.
The effect of rising fuel costs on the shipper's bottom line may lead to strategic restructuring.
Despite more jobless claims than expected and disappointing results from Exxon Mobil, stocks were up at midday.
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