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US stocks recover from an early loss and are near breakeven


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This July 6, 2015 photo shows a Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange. Most major global markets rose Thursday, July 30, 2015, after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at a record low, corporate earnings mostly did better than expected and investors awaited U.S. economic growth figures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) -- After starting the day broadly lower, U.S. stocks recovered nearly all of their losses by mid-afternoon Thursday and were trading near breakeven. Investors remain focused on earnings. A batch of disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook and others weighed on the market. Investors are also looking over a report that showed the U.S. economy rebounded in the second quarter.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,740 as of 1:40 p.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost a point, or 0.04 percent, to 2,108 and the Nasdaq composite was up 21 points, or...