Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Outperforms on Microsoft Earnings

The Nasdaq led in a mixed session for stocks Wednesday as Big Tech earnings impressed.

Microsoft sign and logo outside of Seattle headquarters
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It was a mixed session for stocks Wednesday as investors mulled over the latest round of corporate earnings. 

Tech stocks handily outperformed thanks to solid earnings reports from blue chip stocks Alphabet (GOOGL) and Microsoft (MSFT), though a hurdle in the latter's merger plans with Activision Blizzard (ATVI) sent shares of the video game maker tumbling. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.