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s&p 500 futures

July 31st, 2014

U.S. stock-index futures declined, signaling the Standard & Poor’s Index will trim its monthly gain, amid earnings at companies from Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) to Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT), while Argentina missed a debt payment.

Whole Foods Market Inc. dropped 4 percent in in early New York trading after lowering its 2014 revenue forecast. Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. declined in Germany after reporting that quarterly results missed analysts’ estimates. Allstate Corp. (ALL) added 2.6 percent late yesterday after posting earnings that beat projections.

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U.S. stock futures fell, signaling benchmark gauges will post their first back-to-back retreat this month, as investors weighed the strength of the economy to assess when the Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus.

Starbucks Corp. dropped 1.6 percent after saying it will pay Mondelez International Inc. $2.76 billion to settle a dispute over bagged coffee. Tesla Motors Inc. advanced 1.2 percent as co-founder Elon Musk said the company won’t recall its Model S after fires involving the electric sedan. Macy’s Inc. jumped 7.5 percent as earnings beat analysts’ estimates.

Futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index expiring in December dropped 0.5 percent to 1,755.7 at 8:46 a.m. in New York. Dow Jones Industrial Average contracts lost 86 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,624.

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March 18th, 2013

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stock-index futures fell as euro-area leaders imposed a levy on Cypriot bank deposits to cut the cost of a bailout, sparking concern the measure may one day be used in the bigger economies of Spain or Italy.

Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) retreated more than 2 percent in early New York trading. Transocean Ltd. slipped 2.5 percent after the offshore-rig contractor said its board opposes the dividend and director nominees proposed by its biggest shareholder, Carl Icahn.

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March 7th, 2013

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to another record high, as the number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits fell to a six- week low, showing further improvement in the labor market.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. jumped 0.7 percent after approving a two-for-one stock split and boosting its dividend. Ciena Corp. and JDS Uniphase Corp. surged at least 6.7 percent as Ciena posted quarterly earnings that topped estimates. Time Warner Inc. climbed 1.2 percent after saying it will spin off its magazine business. PetSmart Inc. (PETM) tumbled 7.3 percent as forecasts for earnings and sales growth missed projections.

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January 3rd, 2013

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest gain in a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as concern the budget deal won’t reduce the deficit fast enough offset a better-than-forecast jobs report and a rally among retailers.

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) tumbled 11 percent after forecasting second-quarter earnings that missed estimates. Biogen Idec Inc. declined 3.4 percent after saying its experimental drug for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis failed to help patients in a clinical trial. Ross Stores Inc. and TJX Cos. jumped at least 3.7 percent as consumer-discretionary companies rallied amid same-store sales that topped estimates.

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S&P futures rise on employment

December 7th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index higher for a third week, as optimism over better-than-estimated jobs data overshadowed a drop in consumer confidence amid continuing budget talks.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent to 1,418.05, the highest level since Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. New York time.

“We’re increasing equities,” Barry James, who helps oversee $3.5 billion as president of James Investment Research in Xenia, Ohio, said in a phone interview. “People got too pessimistic about the whole fiscal cliff thing. The markets are in a way looking for a reason to go up.”

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October 5th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stock futures rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index heading for the first weekly gain in three, after data showed the nation added 114,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell.

Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. jumped at least 0.9 percent to lead advances among financial companies. Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) slid 21 percent after cutting its forecast for full- year bookings. Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB) declined 0.6 percent as Oppenheimer & Co. downgraded the shares.

S&P 500 futures expiring in December rose 0.5 percent to 1,462.4 at 8:42 a.m. in New York. The equity benchmark has rallied 1.4 percent this week as U.S. economic reports topped estimates. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures added 51 points, or 0.4 percent, to 13,549 today.

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September 5th, 2012

S&P 500 Futures – U.S. stocks fluctuated between gains and losses as speculation that the European Central Bank will act to tame the region’s debt crisis offset a slump in FedEx (FDX) Corp. and disappointing global economic data.

FedEx, a barometer for the economy because it delivers goods from mobile phones to pharmaceuticals, slid 1.4 percent after projecting its first decline in quarterly earnings in almost three years. Facebook Inc. (FB) jumped 5 percent after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said he won’t start selling his holdings for at least a year.

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