U.S. stocks were tipped to open a touch lower on Thursday, with focus turning to second-quarter economic growth data for clues on the timing of a rate rise.
The advanced reading of second quarter economic growth showed an increase of 2.3 percent, slightly below expectations of 2.6 percent. Encouragingly, first quarter GDP was revised higher to 0.6 percent from an earlier negative read.
Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, noted that the one of the Fed's favorite indicators on inflation, the core personal consumption expenditures price index, rose 1.8 percent.
Weekly jobless claims came in at 267,000.
Longer-term yields dipped after initially holding higher, while the 2-year yield held near an earlier level of 0.74 percent.
The dollar held higher, up about half a percent against major world currencies. The euro traded at $1.09 and the yen was weaker against the dollar at 124.4 yen.