Market Snapshot: Stock market fall as energy, Apple offset GE rally; indexes set for weekly gains

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, as the latest batch of corporate earnings painted a mixed picture, and as comments from President Donald Trump about crude-oil prices sent the commodity lower and pressured the energy sector.

First-quarter earnings have largely come in ahead of forecasts, with General Electric the latest to beat consensus expectations. However, many corporations haven’t produced the kind of blowout results seen necessary to send stocks higher from elevated levels.

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What are the main benchmarks doing?

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMM8, -0.07% slipped 12 points, or less than 0.1%, to 24,627, while S&P 500 futures ESM8, +0.01% added 1.65 points, or less than 0.1%, to 2,694.75.

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