US stocks slid on Friday as a deepening economic crisis in Turkey dragged on bank shares and triggered a move out of riskier assets.
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The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 4.08 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,686.80.
Shares of Apple (AAPL.O) rose 0.8 percent, while those of Amazon (AMZN.O) were up 0.6 percent and Microsoft (MSFT.O) 0.4 percent.
Second quarter earnings are expected to increase 23.5 percent from the same period previous year. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading regional shares closed up 0.02 percent, as did the blue-chip EURO STOXX 50.
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"Problems in emerging markets are more important than ever because of the global growth engine that emerging markets have become", Peter Cecchini, chief market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in NY, wrote in a note.
The S&P 500 opened lower by 13.94 points, or 0.49 per cent, at 2,839.64.
Chip stocks fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded the USA semiconductor industry, saying upside to estimates is hard to come by.
The S&P 500 is up 159.67 points, or 6 percent.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers for a 2.34-to-1 ratio on the NYSE. Excluding the energy sector, the earnings growth estimate declines to 20.4 percent, according to Thomson Reuters.