Stateside Perspective: There’s more to like overseas as U.S. stocks sputter


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U.S. earnings season has gotten off to an uneven start. With a few exceptions—Amazon and General Motors stand out—last week was marred by several high-profile misses. Although most companies have beat on earnings, a surprising number are falling short on sales. Those with soft numbers included IBM, Verizon, Yahoo, United Technologies and even Apple. Perhaps…