The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains for technology companies are offset by losses for banks.
Chipmaker Broadcom rose 3.1 percent in early trading Thursday after reporting a strong quarter. Other tech stocks also rose. Google parent Alphabet rose 1 percent.
Merck rose 1.2 percent after the New England Journal of Medicine published positive results from a trial of one of its drugs.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a point at 2,630.
The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,140. The Nasdaq composite added 21 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,797.