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Futures rising as heart of earnings season begins

Monday - 4/22/2013, 9:54am  ET

In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, photo, the newest Monopoly token, a cat, rests on a Boardwalk deed next to a die and houses at Hasbro Inc. headquarters, in Pawtucket, R.I. Hasbro Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens on Monday, April 22, 2013.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Futures are rising to start a week in which a third of the Dow Jones Industrial Average reports quarterly earnings.

Dow Jones industrial futures are up 48 points to 14,518. S&P futures have added 5.9 points to 1,553.50. Nasdaq futures are up 14.25 points to 2,782.50.

Monday offered a mixed scorecard. Hasbro and Halliburton beat Wall Street expectations. Caterpillar, a big bellwether for economic growth, slid in premarket trading after a tough quarter. It also cut its outlook for the year.

Earnings only heat up from here.

Netflix posts earnings after the bell Monday and on Tuesday, DuPont, AT&T, US Airways and Apple report.

The National Association of Realtors reports March sales of previously-owned homes on Monday. Economists expect sales rose to just over 5 million.


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