Global markets stabilize; US indexes open higher on earnings

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,475 as of 10 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose five points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,073 and the Nasdaq composite lost five points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,035.