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U.S. stocks get weak start

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Händler an der Wall Street: Enttäuschende Unternehmenszahlen. Quelle: dpa

Traders on Wall Street : Disappointing corporate figures . Source: AP

HB NEW YORK. On Tuesday had the numbers , the retail giant Whale-Mart Home Depot Although buoyed the stock markets , the important mark of 1,100 points, the S & P index , but not crack .

The Dow Jones index of the default values fell in the first minutes of trading 0.5 percent to 10,353 points. The broader S & P 500 fell 0.5 percent to 1087 points. The index of technology exchange Nasdaq yielded 0.5 percent to 2199 points.

Deere increased profit and expects sales in the third quarter, more than. Continuing robust demand for large tractors and harvesting machines in North America it was like a sharp drop in business in Europe. Deere Shares gave in early trade after still 1.2 percent.

The retailer Target built its earnings thanks to higher profits in its credit card division and increased sales in apparel , among other things also made . The investor was able to convince the company with the numbers but not well: The shares of the discounter reduced price by two percent.

In focus were also once again , the shares of Potash . The world’s biggest mining group BHP Billiton wants the Canadian fertilizer specialists , if necessary, take on enemies. To this end, BHP will now turn directly to his offer of 130 dollars per share to shareholders of Potash , Potash after the leadership has rejected the bid as too low. The listed in the U.S. Potash papers rose by 2.5 percent to $ 146.76.