Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:43 am
Strong results from Google, IBM push stocks higher
The Associated Press
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45 points to 13,758 shortly after the opening bell Wednesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was flat at 1,492. The Nasdaq composite edged up eight points to 3,151.
CSX beat analyst's forecasts for income and revenue in the fourth quarter, following a strong showing in the tech sector late Tuesday from Google and IBM.
Apple reports earnings after the closing bell.
In Washington, House Republicans are trying to come to a consensus on legislation that would avert a fiscal crisis, at least temporarily, by easing the government's borrowing restrictions for three months. A vote is expected Wednesday.