U.S. stocks kicked off Wednesday's session slightly to the downside as investors came to terms with the tragic terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. 'We are seeing some caution today, but we're not necessarily seeing the negativity which typically follows the event,' said Craig Erlam, a senior market analyst at Oanda, based in London. Meanwhile, General Mills (GIS) posted earnings of $0.65 a share for its most recent quarter, eclipsing estimates by $0.03 a share. Revenue of $4 billion just missed the consensus estimate of $4.08 billion. The company is devoting more resources to gluten-free products to appeal to the health conscious consumer. Finally, a new survey from CreditCards.com said 27 percent of Americans are using debit cards to make small purchases under $5, compared to 22 percent two years ago. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.
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