Markets Right Now: A mixed start for stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

9:35 a.m.

Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as investors get ready for a wave of third-quarter company earnings reports.

Airlines were off to another strong start Wednesday. Delta Air Lines rose 1 percent after reporting a solid quarter. JetBlue Airways jumped 2.2 percent.

Supermarket operator Kroger soared 4.6 percent after saying it was considering for its convenience store business.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was little changed at 2,550.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 5 points, less than 0.1 percent, 22,837. The Dow closed at a record high the day before.

The Nasdaq composite slipped 4 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 6,582.

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