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The American flag and a sign for Wall St. are shown outside the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. The stock market took a pause Monday after a scorching start to July.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The American flag and a sign for Wall St. are shown outside the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. The stock market took a pause Monday after a scorching start to July.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(AP) Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as traders are mostly unimpressed with the latest batch of corporate earnings.


Coca-Cola dropped 3 percent to $39.74, the worst drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting a slump in soda sales in North America.


The Dow was down 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 15,469 points after the first few minutes of trading Tuesday.


The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down two points, also 0.1 percent, to 1,680. The S&P has risen for the previous eight days, its longest winning streak since January.


The Nasdaq composite was down a point at 3,606.


Johnson & Johnson rose 1 percent to $91.33 after reporting that its second-quarter profit more than doubled thanks to higher sales of medicines and medical devices.


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