*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
*Cisco shares tumble after revenue warning. NEW YORK, Nov 14- The Dow and S&P 500 were on track to set fresh record highs at the open on Thursday, extending gains from late in the previous session after the release of remarks from Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen, while a slide in Cisco shares weighed on Nasdaq futures.
LONDON, Nov 14- Investor appetite for euro zone companies as the economy shows signs of recovery has fuelled a rally in dividend futures, making a trade seen as easy money for the past two years look less secure. "There is less of a crisis discount on the longer-dated dividends," said Simon Carter, European head of derivatives equity strategy at Deutsche Bank.
*Cisco shares tumble after revenue warning. NEW YORK, Nov 14- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, holding on to gains late in the previous session after the release of remarks from Janet Yellen, nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, while a slide in shares of Cisco weighed on Nasdaq futures.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said on Tuesday that he regrets collateralized debt obligation trades the Wall Street bank made in the run-up to the financial crisis that later caused a firestorm of public criticism.
WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Timothy Massad, a lawyer who oversaw the U.S. government's $700 billion bank bailout program, as the next head of one of Wall Street's most powerful supervisors.
WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama plans to name Timothy Massad, a lawyer who earned his spurs at the country's bank bailout program, as the next head of the U.S. swaps regulator, according to a White House official.
*China vows' decisive' role for markets, results by 2020. *Investors were awaiting a number of Federal Reserve speakers including Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, who are due to speak in the early afternoon.
WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama plans to name Timothy Massad as the next head of the U.S. swaps regulator, a White House official said, picking a lawyer who earned his spurs at the nation's bank bailout program.
*Transocean reaches deal with Icahn in proxy battle. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Monday with the Dow index set for another record while trading volume was likely to be quiet due to the Veterans Day holiday.
*Gov't, bond markets closed for Veterans Day holiday. *Transocean reaches deal with Icahn in proxy battle. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as the market was set to take a breather after the Dow and the S&P 500 rose for the fifth consecutive week.
HONG KONG, Nov 11- Hong Kong shares posted a first gain in six sessions in lackluster Monday trade, after an intra-day rebound in the mainland Chinese markets spurred some short covering in index futures. The Hang Seng Index, moving off a two-week low with its first gain since Nov. 1, ended up 1.4 percent at 23,069.9 points.
Nov 8- IntercontinentalExchange Inc said its takeover of NYSE Euronext would close on Nov. 13, after clearing final regulatory hurdles on Friday. The derivatives exchange and clearing house operator said in December it would buy the owner of the New York Stock Exchange in a deal that also gives ICE control of Liffe, Europe's No. 2 derivatives market.
NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stock index futures drifted higher ahead of the open on Friday, in the wake of data that showed U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October, raising the chance that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus program before the end of the year.
NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stock index futures turned sharply lower on Friday after job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown, raising the chance that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus program before the end of the year.
*Santarus jumps on buyout deal. NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, indicating the S&P 500 will bounce from its biggest daily decline since late August, ahead of a key report on the labor market.
*Santarus jumps on buyout deal. NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stock index futures advanced on Friday, indicating the S&P 500 will rebound from its biggest daily decline since late August, ahead of a key report on the labor market.
SHANGHAI, Nov 8- China's government bond futures contracts hit record lows this week, while short-term lending rates remained at relatively high levels, as markets responded to signs the central bank may start draining cash soon.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Timothy Massad, the Treasury official who leads the U.S. bank bailout program, is about to be selected as the new chair of the country's derivatives regulator, a source familiar with the matter said.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stock index futures briefly trimmed gains on Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter and initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell last week, mostly in line with expectations.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stock index futures climbed on Thursday, after an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank reinforced expectations that global central banks will continue to take actions to support struggling economies worldwide.