KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Great Plains Energy Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $19.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Great Plains Energy shares have decreased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday.
Twitter will debut on Thursday in a market that's been showing clear signs of wear and has some investors burrowing further into defensive names.
Bulls and bears have been duking it out this week in the worst three day sell off for stocks in two months.
For a market that got pumped up because a so-so monthly jobs report wasn't a disaster, Thursday's weekly jobless claims will be big.
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