Stocks are mixed Tuesday -- with the Nasdaq riding above 5000 and the Dow dragged down by components' earnings news -- as word of a possible $40 billion pharma deal spread.
As of 10:40 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average is down 0.2% and the S&P 500 is flat. The Nasdaq composite is powering 0.4% higher.
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