Among decliners, BP PLC shares fell 2% after the oil and gas major posted quarterly underlying earnings of $720 million, falling short of analysts' consensus of $839 million.
KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 6 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,170 at 10:26 a.m. Eastern time.
U.S. stocks continued to fall early Wednesday, July 6, 2016, as investors snap up bonds. Yields on long-term ... Microsoft's surge helped the technology sector rise 1 percent, much more than the rest of the market. BIGGEST GAIN: Cintas was the top ...