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MarketWatch | Indications: U.S. stock futures edge up ahead of jobless data

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By Simon Kennedy , MarketWatch  LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures edged slightly higher Thursday after weak data sent shares tumbling in the previous session, with data on jobless claims and sales updates from a slew of retailers likely to set the tone for the day. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJM11 +0.27%  rose 16 points to 12,290 and Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures SPM11 +0.31%  were up 2.10 points at 1,314.20. Nasdaq 100 futures NDM11 +0.45%  gained 6.75 points to 2,326.25.  The steady start for futures came after U

MarketWatch | Indications: U.S. stock futures flat; data, reports in focus

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By Barbara Kollmeyer , MarketWatch MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock market futures traded flat on Friday in the wake of a solid close in the prior session, as investors readied for a busy day for corporate results and economic data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were flat at 12,708, while those for the S&P 500 index rose 0.4 point to 1,355.30. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index rose 1.50 points to 2,403.25. Sell in May? Not so fast! Sell in May? Not so fast. Steve Quirk, head of the Trader Group at TD Ameritrade, says large-cap stocks hold appeal, and suggests buying portfolio insurance while it's cheap.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed DJIA +0.57%  closed up 72.35 points, or 0.6%, to 12,763.31 points, its highest close since May 20, 20

MarketWatch | Indications: U.S. stock futures fall ahead of earnings, data

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By Barbara Kollmeyer , MarketWatch  MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures dropped on Thursday, with attention focused on earnings from Hasbro Inc. as well as data on jobless claims and producer-price inflation. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 36 points to 12,163, while those for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 5 points to 1,303.70. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index fell 10 points to 2,298.50. Singapore dollar revalued as GDP surges Singapore revalued its dollar upwards to keep high inflation in check, a move that may push other Asian country's currencies higher too. Dow Jones Newswires' Mark Cranfield reports. U.S. stocks finished higher on Wednesday, with support coming from technology stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /quotes/comstock/10w!i:dji/delayed ( DJIA 12,270.99 , +7.41 ,