US Stock Futures Gain As Earnings Season Moves Past Banks

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U.S. stock futures edged higher as investors looked past quarterly results from financial companies to earnings reports from other sectors of the economy.

S&P 500 futures rose 0.4% and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.3%. Changes in futures don’t necessarily predict moves after the markets open.

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 was lower by 0.3%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly fell as France’s CAC 40 lost 0.5%, the FTSE 250 shed 0.4% and Germany’s DAX lost 0.4%.

The Swiss franc, the euro, and the British pound gained 0.4%, 0.3%, and 0.3% respectively against the U.S. dollar.

In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude remained flat, at $106.32 a barrel. Gold slipped 0.2% to $1,706.00 a troy ounce.

WSJ

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