*Germany confirms Q2 GDP growth. NEW YORK, Aug 23- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, a day after the Nasdaq stock exchange suffered a historic trading halt of roughly three hours as a result of technical problems.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22- Internet radio service Pandora Media Inc said on Thursday that rising expenditures to acquire music and expand its sales force would push fiscal 2014 earnings below analyst expectations, and its shares slumped 5 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22- Internet radio service Pandora Media Inc said on Thursday that rising expenditures to acquire music and compete with rivals would push fiscal 2014 earnings below analyst expectations, and its shares slumped 5 percent. Excluding certain items, Pandora said it expected to earn between 0 and 5 cents per share for the year.
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Pandora shares clawed back some of their losses after-hours after falling as much as 13% following a disappointing outlook.
Pandora is reporting Q2 EPS of $0.04 ex-items on revenue of $162 million, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin .
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The Fed gathering in Jackson Hole and the minutes of the last Fed meeting could keep markets volatile in the week ahead.
*Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' stock up, to join Nasdaq 100. *Nordstrom latest to report weak retail revenues, shares fall. said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm Liberty View Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey.
*Nordstrom among retail firms with weak revenue, shares dip. Nordstrom Inc on Thursday joined the list of consumer companies reporting lower-than-expected revenue, and the luxury department store chain cut its full-year sales and profit forecasts.
*Nordstrom adds to list of weak retail revenues, shares fall. "We haven't seen the revenue growth the market was anticipating," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey.
*Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to join Nasdaq 100. *From Wal-Mart and Gap to Macy's and McDonald's, chains that cater to middle- and lower-income Americans say they are feeling the pinch of an uneven economic recovery. *The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers will release the preliminary August consumer sentiment index at 9:55 a.m..
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Several internet stocks appear to hold great potential, Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital says.
The "Bespoke 50," a concentrated growth portfolio of small-cap stocks, has jumped 65 percent over the past 18 months, more than double the S&P 500's gain.
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Big trouble ahead for the likes of Spotify and Pandora? CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Spotify defended itself, saying it is doing everything it can do support new musicians.
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Pacific Crest cited weak BlackBerry Q5 shipments in the U.K., and shares of Pandora are down after the company reported slower listener growth, with CNBC's Seema Mody.