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Katy graduated in newspaper journalism from City University in London and economics and politics from the University of Bristol.
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U.S. stock index futures erased their gains to turn narrowly mixed Thursday despite a handful of upbeat economic reports and as fears of Western military intervention in Syria continued.
U.S. stock index futures pared their early losses to trade flat Wednesday following sharp losses in the previous session, but worries of a potential military strike against Syria continued to weigh.
Prices for U.S. Treasurys rose on Tuesday in safe haven bidding after reports that Western forces could attack Syria within days prompted nervous investors to dump riskier assets.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Tuesday, as shares in Europe extended losses amid fears of a potential U.S.-led military response to suspected chemical attacks in Syria.
U.S. Treasurys yields fell from two-year highs on Friday after weak housing data raised concerns that rising mortgage rates may weigh on the economic recovery.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat to higher open on Friday a day after trading in Nasdaq securities was halted for more than three hours.
The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it would sell $34 billion in two-year notes in August, a $1 billion reduction from July.
U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday ahead of the release of the July minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher Tuesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 logged their first four-day losing streaks this year, but ongoing anxiety about a possible imminent scaling back of the Federal Reserve's massive stimulus program roiled markets worldwide.
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