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Stock futures point to early retreat from records


U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday as a bout of corporate deals failed to motivate investors to further Wall Street's record advance.

Tyson Foods declined and Hillshire Brands jumped after meat producer Tyson said it brokered a "unilaterally binding offer" to acquire Hillshire, the maker of food products including Jimmy Dean sausages, for $8.55 billion, inlcuding debt. Merck & Co. agreed to acquire Idenix Pharmaceuticals in a deal valued at $3.85 billion, and Analog Devices said it would purchase Hittite Microwave for $78 a share.

Apple shares dropped before the open with the iPhone maker likely headed for its first day of trading after a seven-for-one stock split.

China—the world's second-largest economy after the U.S. —posted a big jump in its May trade surplus on Sunday, with exports gaining 7 percent on year.

On Monday, Japan posted revised first-quarter gross domestic product of 6.7 percent annualized, surpassing initial estimates of 5.9 percent.

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Non-U.S. markets were also boosted on Monday by Wall Street's record-high levels on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 rose to new highs after the May non-farm payrolls report showed the creation of 217,000 jobs, in line with recent trend, while the jobless rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent.

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No major U.S. economic data or corporate earnings are due on Monday. A number of central bank officials are scheduled to speak, including the St. Louis Federal Reserve's James Bullard, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo and the Boston Fed's Eric Rosengren.

In Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko was sworn in as president on Saturday, and promised to bring peace to the country, which remains divided, with pro-Russian separatist movements in the east. Gas supply talks with Russia are expected to resume on Monday.