The budget gridlock in Washington is affecting the mortgage business, LendingTree Founder and CEO Doug Lebda said Friday.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
GE's is in the process of selling a majority stake in NBC Universal to Comcast, which will create a new vertically integrated media giant.
The Dow and S&P 500 rose on Thursday as surging oil prices drove up energy shares, though fresh fears of more credit losses on Wall Street kept gains modest.
US stocks ended mixed Thursday as a jump in oil prices boosted oil stocks and speculation about a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and a possible takeover of Lehman Brothers, gave investors some hope that relief is coming.