US STOCKS-Wall St mixed as doubts about earnings offset biotech M&A bid

April 21, 2015 8:21 PM

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* Dow off 0.45 pct, S&P down 0.1 pct, Nasdaq up 0.48 pct (Updates to afternoon)

April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday, with the Dow industrials pulled down by a handful of uninspiring earnings reports, while the Nasdaq was pushed higher by a proposed biotech merger.

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