Workers walk past an electronic stock indicator showing the Nikkei 225 was up 1 percent at 19,116.41 in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.  Chinese stocks surged for a second day Thursday as confidence grew that stimulus measures are helping the world's No. 2 economy to stabilize. Other Asian markets were mixed on renewed expectations that the Federal Reserve's first rate hike in nearly a decade could take place as early as next month.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Stocks open flat on mixed earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is nearly flat Thursday as investors weigh mixed corporate earnings and await the release of the gover…