U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Tuesday, as markets appeared to shrug off the U.S. government shutdown.
Stocks finished sharply lower Monday, as the budget impasse in Washington threatened the first government shutdown in nearly 17 years, but major indexes still capped a rocky month and quarter with robust gains.
Apple was named the world’s most valuable brand on Monday, taking the fizz out of Coca-Cola’s 13-year run at the top of an annual survey.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Friday, driven by safe-haven demand on concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown.
European shares closed down on Friday, as a growing political crisis in Italy weighed on sentiment, combined with continual U.S. debt worries.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, as U.S. budget talks weighed on global markets.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher Thursday following the latest reading on jobless claims and GDP, but gains were limited amid ongoing concerns about the lack of progress in Washington's budget talks.
The U.S. Treasury's auction of $35 billion of 5-year bonds helped underpin Treasurys prices.