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Earnings beats help soften hit from big tech misses

Some high profile earnings beats by General Electric, Pepsico, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley helped counterbalance the hangover of Wednesday's big tech earnings misses.

Stock futures came off their lows, with Nasdaq the best performer. Tech shares and momentum names were hit in afterhours selling Wednesday after IBM missed revenue expectations, and Google was shy of expectations on both the top and bottom line.

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