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Early movers: GM, F, CAT, AAL, JPM, FB, T & more

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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

Ford–The automaker earned 40 cents per share for the second quarter, four cents above estimates, though automotive revenue was shy of consensus. Ford posted its first European profit in three years and its highest ever North American profit.

General Motors–The recall-plagued auto giant reported second quarter profit of 58 cents per share, one cent below estimates, with revenue shy as well. GM took special charges totaling about $1.275 billion for its ignition switch compensation fund and a change in recall accounting.

Caterpillar – Caterpillar earned $1.69 per share for the second quarter, excluding certain items, beating estimates by 17 cents, though revenue was a bit shy. Caterpillar said its results were hurt by weak sales in China, but it has nonetheless raised its full year earnings forecast.

3M–The Dow component matched estimates by earning $1.91 per share for the second quarter, with revenue slightly above estimates. 3M's profit was six percent above year-ago levels, as it saw sales growth across its diverse business lines.

American Airlines Group–The airline earned $1.98 per share for the second quarter, three cents above estimates, with revenue beating forecasts as well. The airline also declared a dividend of 10 cents per share, its first since 1980.

United Continental–The airline reported second quarter profit of $2.34 per share, excluding certain items, 15 cents above estimates. Revenue was also slightly ahead of analyst predictions.

Quest Diagnostics–The medical lab operator beat estimates by two cents with per-share profit of $1.08 per share, excluding certain items. Revenue also beat consensus, helped by improved pricing.

Under Armour–The athletic apparel maker earned 8 cents per share for the second quarter, one cent above estimates, with revenue beating forecasts by a wide margin. Under Armour also raised its 2014 revenue guidance.

Dunkin' Brands–The doughnut chain matched estimates with per share profit of 47 cents, but revenue was short of forecasts. Dunkin' said bad weather and other challenges hurt its sales.

Wal-Mart–The retail giant was ordered by the Delaware Supreme Court to turn documents relating to its internal Mexico bribery investigation over to a pension fund which owns Wal-Mart shares.

Nokia–The telecom equipment maker beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines for its second quarter, and saw profits rise 20 percent from a year earlier.

JPMorgan Chase–A federal judge dismissed a suit against the bank which had charged that its board members knew about the Madoff Ponzi scheme and had ignored warnings.

Facebook—The social network reported second profit of 42 cents per share, excluding certain items, 10 cents above estimates. Revenue also beat forecasts, thanks to strong growth in Facebook's mobile ad business.

AT&T—AT&T earned 62 cents per share for the second quarter, excluding certain items, missing estimates by a penny. Revenue was slightly above estimates, but AT&T's results were pressured by having to cut mobile service prices in a highly competitive market.

Qualcomm—The chipmaker earned $1.44 per share, excluding certain items, for its third quarter, beating expectations by 22 cents. Revenue also beat analyst forecasts, but its current quarter revenue outlook is below estimates. Qualcomm said it was having trouble collecting some royalties from manufacturers in China.

Gilead Sciences—Gilead reported second quarter profit of $2.36 per share, excluding certain items, beating Street estimates by 57 cents. Revenue was also well above expectations on strong sales for Gilead's Sovaldi hepatitis C drug.

TripAdvisorThe online travel company fell six cents shy of estimates with second quarter profit of 55 cents per share, excluding certain items. The company saw a more than 50 percent jump in selling and marketing costs compared to a year earlier.

Angie's List — Angie's List posted a second quarter loss of 31 cents per share, seven cents wider than the Street was expecting. The business review site also saw revenues fall short of consensus, and the company spent more to acquire new customers.

Cirrus Logic — Cirrus beat estimates by seven cents with first quarter profit of 37 cents per share, excluding certain items. The chipmaker's revenue also beat expectations, but current quarter revenue forecasts fall below some analyst forecasts.

Cheesecake Factory — The eatery reported second quarter profit of 59 cents per share, two cents short of estimates, with the restaurant chain's revenue also falling short. The company did raise its quarterly dividend by 18 percent.

CA —The company formerly known as Computer Associates reported fiscal first quarter profit of 65 cents per share, excluding certain items, beating estimates by five cents. Revenue was slightly short, however, and the software maker saw its year-over-year revenue decline for the ninth straight quarter.

McGraw Hill Financial —The company received a Wells Notice from the SEC, saying the commission may take civil enforcement action against the company's Standard & Poor's rating agency unit over ratings it gave mortgage backed securities in 2011.

By CNBC's Peter Schacknow

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