Weekly initial jobless claims came in at 357,000, the lowest level in roughly four years, but still a bit higher than the consensus estimate of 355,000. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were softer by 60 points, or 64.8 points below fair value, at 12,945. Futures for the S&P 500 were behind by 7.2 points, or 8.2 points below fair value, at 1386. Futures for the Nasdaq were falling 7.3 points, or 12 points below fair value, at 2729.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock futures were negative ahead of Thursday's open, mirroring losses in Europe.
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