Markets were higher at midday after a better than expected result for first quarter Chinese GDP while U.S. economic data on housing starts and industrial production was mixed. Yahoo shares were jumping after strong earnings while Bank of America disappointed. Google and IBM will also be closely watched when they report today. Ukraine military tensions also continue, with Russian forces present in 10 eastern Ukraine cities. Jane Searle speaks with Rockwell Global Capital's Peter Cardillo at the NYSE.

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