Stocks set for a flat open as Street awaits Alcoa to kick off earnings season

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U.S. stocks were set for a mixed to flat open Wednesday morning as investors await results from Alcoa (AA) this afternoon. As Alcoa kicks off a second quarter earnings season, many are concerned the company will paint a grim picture for the economy and corporate profits.

Also making the headlines this morning is Google's (GOOG) announcement of a challenge to Microsoft's (MSFT) operating system as well as NRG Energy (NRG) rejection of Exelon's revised hostile takeover bid of $8 billion in stock because it is undervalued.

More here: Before the bell: Futures flat ahead of Alcoa earnings, G-8 summit
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Markets

S&P 500 2,343.49 -2.47 -0.11%
DJIA 20,603.03 -53.55 -0.26%
NASDAQ 5,823.52 5.82 0.10%
DAX 12,064.27 24.59 0.20%
NIKKEI 225 19,262.53 177.22 0.93%
HANG SENG 24,358.27 30.57 0.13%
USD (per EUR) 1.08 0.00 0.21%
USD (per CHF) 0.99 0.00 -0.27%
JPY (per USD) 110.79 -0.21 -0.19%
GBP (per USD) 1.25 0.00 -0.15%

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