*J.C. Penney gets letter of inquiry from SEC. *Sears Holdings to spin off Lands' End business. NEW YORK, Dec 6- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to snap a five-session losing streak, ahead of a key monthly payrolls report that may affect expectations for when the Federal Reserve will begin to wind down its stimulus.» Read More
NEW YORK, July 17- S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke affirmed the central bank's plan to begin scaling back its stimulus program later this year, though he stressed that could change if the economy's outlook changes.
*Bank of America edges up after earnings. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, after the S&P snapped an eight-day winning streak that had vaulted the benchmark index to fresh record highs, ahead of testimony from U.S.
*Mattel, Bank of New York report earnings. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, indicating the S&P 500 may hold near recent record highs, ahead of testimony from U.S.
*Goldman Sachs profit doubles, shares rise. NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday despite a strong earnings report from Goldman Sachs as the market took a breather after the S&P 500 ended higher for eight straight sessions.
*Goldman Sachs to report earnings. NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday ahead of data on inflation and industrial production, and corporate earnings from major firms like Goldman Sachs.
*China's Q2 growth slows, but not as bad as some had feared. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday after data overseas suggested the slowdown in economic growth in China- the world's second-largest economy- was not as bad as some had feared.
*Stocks& Australian dollar turn higher after China data. European shares were expected to track gains in Asia bourses, while U.S. stock index futures were up 0.2 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.2 percent, erasing most of Friday's decline.
WASHINGTON, July 12- Top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission officials are frustrated over lack of progress in finalizing rules for credit rating agencies and asset-backed securities, seen by regulators as major drivers of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
WASHINGTON, July 12- The top U.S. derivatives regulator on Friday adopted guidelines on how to apply its rules abroad, granting some respite to Wall Street banks worried that a jumble of new international rules would hurt their business.
WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted 3-1 on Friday to delay the date when financial firms must begin complying with some of its new cross-border derivatives rules. The swaps regulator had already approved new guidance laying out how its rules will apply to foreign firms doing business with U.S. companies.
WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted on Friday to adopt final guidance laying out how its derivative rules will apply to foreign companies dealing with U.S. firms. The U.S. swaps regulator reached a deal this week with the European Union on how to handle the divisive issue regarding the $630 trillion derivatives market.
NEW YORK, July 12- S&P 500 stock index futures turned slightly lower Friday after United Parcel Service said it was trimming its full-year outlook. The news pulled shares of UPS down 3.8 percent in premarket trading. At the same time, investors were digesting data that showed producer prices rose more than expected in June.
*JPMorgan profit jumps in quarter. NEW YORK, July 12- U.S. stock index futures were little changed Friday after stocks closed at fresh highs a day earlier, in the wake of quarterly results from JPMorgan and ahead of data on inflation and consumer sentiment. *JPMorgan Chase& Co, the largest U.S. bank by assets, dipped 0.5 percent to $54.85 in premarket trade.
WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, July 11- The European Union agreed with U.S. regulators Thursday on how to jointly supervise foreign derivatives traders operating in their territories, solving a months-long trans-Atlantic rift.
BRUSSELS, July 11- The European Commission and U.S. regulators have agreed to apply rules for trading derivatives more flexibly and make it easier for international traders to do business.
*Costco June sales top expectations. NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stock index futures climbed on Thursday, after comments by U.S. "don't have any more clarity about what it going to happen in the future than any other human being on earth, but they do have clarity as to their actions," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst, Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.
*Costco June sales top expectations. NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stock index futures climbed on Thursday, after comments by U.S. U.S.-listed shares of Barrick Gold climbed 4.6 percent to $14.65 while Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold gained 2.4 percent to $28.26 in premarket trade.
NEW YORK, July 10- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke after the bell following the release of minutes from the central bank's June policy meeting.
The United States, the European Union, Britain, Japan and other nations should come up with a regulatory regime that works across all borders. One common derivative, for example, an exchange-rate swap, allows parties in the United States to get payments in U.S. dollars while those in Europe are paid in euros.
WASHINGTON, July 10- The European Union is confident it can end a rift with the United States over how to write common rules for financial derivatives, the bloc's top bank regulation official said on Wednesday.