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NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. stocks inched up at the open on Wednesday, boosted by earnings from companies like Boeing, Pepsi and Microsoft, though conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip weighed on investor confidence.
NEW YORK— The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies. Microsoft also announced results that beat forecasts.
The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses Microsoft's mixed earnings picture and the growth of their cloud-based business.
*Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise. NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. stocks were set to rise slightly at the open on Wednesday, boosted by bullish earnings from companies like Boeing, Pepsi and Microsoft, though conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip weighed on investor confidence.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat-to-higher start to trade on Wednesday, with earnings due early from Boeing and PepsiCo.
*Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise. NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Wednesday, boosted by bullish earnings from companies like Microsoft and Boeing, though conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip weighed on investor confidence.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, contends Microsoft's foray into cloud computing was successful but the tech giant still "has a lot of work to do."
Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, weighs in on the tech giant's future product development.
Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insight & Strategy, says he's "very skeptical" of a 2016 Nokia break-even and discusses Microsoft's mobile and cloud strategy.
But a cautious mood was expected to return in early European trade, where spreadbetters predicted Britain's FTSE 100 to open 8 to 15 points lower, or down as much as 0.2 percent; Germany's DAX to open down 20 to 22 points, or 0.2 percent lower; and France's CAC 40 to open 5 to 6 points lower, or down 0.1 percent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.8 percent to 23,962.98 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 5,575.10 helped by the brisk output report by mining giant BHP Billiton.
Matthew Hedberg, Software Analyst, RBC Capital Markets, highlights the areas in which the tech giant outperformed in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year.
SEATTLE, July 22- Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.
Microsoft posted earnings that fell short of expectations Tuesday while revenue topped Wall Street estimates.
CNBC's Jon Fortt is listening closely to Microsoft's earnings conference call, where CEO Satya Nadella talked about plans for multiple mobile apps to live on the home screen.
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