*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 10- U.S. stock index futures pared losses on Wednesday, pointing to a flat open on Wall Street, even as data showed an unexpected drop in Chinese exports that sounded a warning about the strength of the global economy.
NEW YORK, July 10- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Wednesday, indicating the S&P 500 may halt a four-day winning streak, after weaker-than-expected economic data from China and as investors looked to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's June meeting.
LONDON, July 10- European stock index futures pointed to a lower open for the equities market on Wednesday, with the recent rally running out of steam in the face of weak Chinese data and Standard& Poor's downgrade of Italy's credit rating. At 0601 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were down 0.1 to 0.2 percent.
KIEV, July 9- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the largest financial investor in Ukraine, plans to start borrowing in hryvnias on the local market to fund further hryvnia lending, the bank said on Tuesday. Ukraine's parliament passed a bill last week that allows international financial institutions to borrow in hryvnias.
*Alcoa gains after earnings boost market optimism. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after Alcoa reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit, which buoyed optimism about quarterly earnings reports to come.
*Intuitive Surgical slumps after forecast. NEW YORK, July 9- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on pace for a fourth straight advance, after results from Alcoa buoyed optimism about the current earnings season.
WASHINGTON, July 8- A trans-Atlantic rift over derivatives could be ended by an offer from the U.S. swaps regulator that would spare foreign banks from some tough U.S. rules, according to two people briefed on the matter.
WASHINGTON, July 8- Amanda Renteria, mooted as a candidate to succeed Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, on Monday said she had withdrawn her name from the race to head the top U.S. derivatives regulator.
*Investors watching situation in Egypt for oil impact. NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures pointed to gains of more than 1 percent at the open on Friday as June payrolls data was much stronger than expected.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures added to their gains on Friday after the June payroll report showed more jobs added in the month than had been expected. S&P 500 futures rose 14.2 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures jumped on Friday as investors looked ahead to a monthly payrolls report that was expected to show solid jobs growth while not being strong enough to influence Federal Reserve policy.
*Investors watching situation in Egypt for oil impact. NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures jumped on Friday as investors looked ahead to the monthly payrolls report, which is expected to show solid jobs growth while not being strong enough to influence Federal Reserve policy.
At 0602 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.2-0.3 percent.
*Crude oil jumps above $100 per barrel on unrest in Egypt. NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Wednesday, tracking international weakness amid concerns about the pace of global economic growth, though futures were off their lows of the session following some encouraging data.
LONDON, July 3- European shares trimmed losses on Wednesday, tracking U.S. stock futures, after data from the United States pointed to continued improvement in its jobs market. Data showed that U.S. jobless claims declined for a second straight week, while the private sector added 28,000 more jobs than expected.
*Crude oil jumps above $100 per barrel on unrest in Egypt. NEW YORK, July 3- U.S. stock index futures fell Wednesday ahead of an abbreviated trading session, tracking international weakness amid investor concerns about the pace of global economic growth. Bank of America fell 0.9 percent to $12.79 in premarket trading.
*Pfizer, Novartis may bid for Onyx: sources. *Zynga shares jump in premarket after hiring new CEO. NEW YORK, July 2- U.S. stock index futures rose modestly on Tuesday, indicating positive market momentum would continue as investors remain more comfortable with the economic outlook.
HOUSTON, July 1- The cost to finish building Southern Co's controversial coal-gasification power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi, may increase by at least $160 million to $4.5 billion or more, or more than double initial cost estimates, the company said in a filing with regulators.
EU antitrust regulators announced that 13 of the largest banks had violated EU antitrust regulations in connection with their credit derivatives businesses.
BRUSSELS, July 1- EU watchdogs have charged 13 top investment banks with blocking exchanges' access to the lucrative credit derivatives market, hitting the sector with the latest in a growing list of regulatory headaches.