Stocks open mixed on Wall Street; Coca-Cola drops

NEW YORK • Coca-Cola held back the stock market in early trading Tuesday after the world’s largest beverage maker posted second-quarter earnings that disappointed investors. Coke fell $1.14, or 2.8 percent, to $39.90 after the company said it sold less soda in its home market of North America. The Dow Jones industrial average was down nine points, less than one percent, to 15,474 as of 10:24 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index down a point at 1,680. The Nasdaq composite w...

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