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2014/7/28
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures turned higher Monday as deal news sent shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. and Dollar Tree Inc. soaring in premarket.
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2014/8/12
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch IEA cuts view on oil demand -Carla Mozee; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures signaled a modestly higher open on Tuesday, with monthly reports on job openings and small businesses set to offer clues to the pace of economic recovery in the U.S. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJU4) rose 22 points, or 0.1%, to 16,537, while those for the S&P 500 index (SPU4) rose 3 points, or 0.2%, to 1,935.50. The Nasdaq 100 index (NDU4) picked up 6 points, or 0.1%, to 3,910.50. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its June job openings and labor turnover survey, or JOLTS, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.
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2014/8/19
By William Watts and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures hit new premarket highs after a stronger-than-expected jump in July housing starts, adding to upside momentum sparked by a stronger tone in Europe and positive earnings.
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2014/10/1
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures fell on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected data on private-sector hiring once again raised concerns that the Federal Reserve may start tightening policy sooner.
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2014/8/28
By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks futures moved lower Thursday ahead of an updated reading on second-quarter U.S. economic growth.
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2014/9/29
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were under pressure on Monday, on unrest in Hong Kong, an even-stronger dollar gains and expectations for strong jobs data later in the week.
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2014/10/7
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street, with investors looking set to spend another session booking profits on recent gains, as earnings season looms.
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2014/9/16
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U .S. stock futures fell on Tuesday, with investors stuck in a risk-averse mood, and tech stocks in particular setting up for another weak day as many fretted that the Federal Open Market Committee meeting will deliver hawkish talk on interest rates.
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2014/9/16
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U .S. stock futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Tuesday, with technology stocks setting up for another day of risk-off selling, as investors looked ahead to the start of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting and potential for hawkish talk.
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2014/7/17
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower market open Thursday, as attention turned to tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
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2014/7/21
By Barbara Kollmeyer and Anora Mahmudova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures fell Monday, as investors took in news of a deadly weekend in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and potentially tougher sanctions from Europe against Russia in the wake of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet.
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2014/8/6
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Merger updates lift 21st Century Fox, batter Sprint -Barbara Kollmeyer; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com MADRID (MarketWatch) -- Failed merger news, geopolitical tensions and downbeat European economic news pushed U.S. stock futures into the red on Wednesday, potentially setting Wall Street up for another day of losses.
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2014/10/7
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street, with investors looking set to spend another session booking profits on recent gains, as earnings season looms.
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2014/7/17
By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower market open Thursday, as a mixed bag of earnings and economic data as well as renewed tensions between Russia and Ukraine weighed on sentiment.
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2014/9/11
By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures moved lower Thursday as investors digested an uptick in jobless claims and speculation about the Federal Reserve adopting a more hawkish attitude toward interest rate increases at its meeting next week.
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2014/8/6
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch U.S. trade deficit narrows to $41.5 billion in June -Anora Mahmudova; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures continued on a downward path as failed merger news, geopolitical tensions and downbeat European economic news weighed on sentiment ahead of the market open on Wall Street.
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2014/8/8
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Approval for airstrikes in Iraq weighs on investors -Carla Mozee; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Wall Street looked headed for a rough start Friday, with U.S. stock futures pulled lower as geopolitical tensions prompted investors to back away from risk assets.
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2014/9/17
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock market futures were flat on Wednesday, as lingering nervousness over the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting was counterbalanced by People's Bank of China's most recent steps to inject billions into its banking system in order to boost flagging growth.
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By Anora Mahmudova and Karen Friar, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures struggled for direction on Monday as weak Chinese factory data over the weekend as well as looming Federal Reserve meeting this week weighed on sentiment.
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2014/7/18
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were flat Friday, in muted moves compared with Thursday's selloff in reaction to a deadly Malaysia Airlines jet crash in Ukraine.
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2014/8/20
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures moved to the flat line on Wednesday amid some concerns the rally could be running out of some steam, and as investors waited for the minutes of the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
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2014/9/12
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Futures for U.S. stocks indicated a flat open for Wall Street on Friday, ahead of the release of data that may show an increase in monthly retail sales and improved consumer sentiment in the world's largest economy.
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2014/8/12
By Anora Mahmudova and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch IEA cuts view on oil demand -Anora Mahmudova; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pared gains shortly before the regular market open on Tuesday, as lingering concerns about geopolitical issues weighed on sentiment.
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2014/9/17
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock market futures stuck to the flat line on Wednesday, as lingering nervousness over the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting was balanced by news that China's central bank has flooded its lenders with liquidity.
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2014/9/18
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to gains at the start of trading on Thursday, boosted by news of more easing out of China, as investors awaited an update on housing starts and weekly jobless claims.
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2014/9/18
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures pointed to gains at the start of trading on Thursday, boosted by news of more easing out of China, as investors awaited an update on housing starts and weekly jobless claims.
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2014/7/22
By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures added to gains on Tuesday after benign June inflation data and indicated a higher open on Wall Street.
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2014/9/10
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures turned modestly higher Wednesday ahead of Wall Street's open, but rising fears about a too-soon interest-rate hike from the Federal Reserve may keep investors on the back foot during the trading session.
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2014/9/18
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, sending the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average above their previous closing highs.
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2014/9/18
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were modestly higher on Thursday, as investors cheered China's efforts to boost economic growth as wells as upbeat jobs data.
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