U.S. stock index futures remained unchanged near the flatline Thursday, after the S&P 500 logged a seven-day win streak, following a better-than-expected jobless claims report.
On the economic front, weekly jobless claims fell 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 292,000, but the data was clouded by a processing glitch. A department analyst said the majority of the decline appeared to be because two states did not process all the claims they received during the week.
Meanwhile, export prices declined 0.5 percent in August, falling for the sixth-straight month. Economists polled by Reuters had expected export prices to rise 0.1 percent last month.
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, will meet in Geneva to discuss Moscow's suggestion that Syria surrender its chemical weapons. President Barack Obama has pressed for military strikes against Syria should diplomacy fails.