NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Sept. 10:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising slightly Thursday though global markets traded lower on growth concerns.
Markets were falling in Asia and Europe after Wednesday's short-lived bounce. Concerns over the state of the Chinese economy and uncertainty over the timing of any U.S. interest rate increase continued to depress the mood.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Thursday includes weekly initial jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. EDT, export and import prices for August at 8:30 a.m., and wholesale inventories for July at 10 a.m.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Wednesday fell as a selloff in crude oil stopped another stock rally in its tracks.
Stocks soared early, extending gains made on Tuesday, until the Energy Information Administration, a government agency, lowered its forecast for crude prices through 2016 prompting a decline across commodities.
Losses accelerated into the close as the S&P 500 finished 1.4% lower and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.5%. The Nasdaq slid 1.2%.
4. --Emerging market central bankers urged the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner rather later in order to end the uncertainty over Fed policy that has roiled stock markets and currencies, the Financial Times reported.
"We think U.S. monetary policymakers have got confused about what to do. The uncertainty has created the turmoil," said Mirza Adityaswara, senior deputy governor at Indonesia's central bank.
"The situation will recover the sooner the Fed makes a decision and then gives expectation to the market that they [will] increase [rates] one or two times and then stop," Adityaswara added, the FT reported.
5. -- Apple (AAPL - Get Report) on Wednesday put an end the latest round of speculation about its next product releases by showing off several new devices, including a massive reinvention of its Apple TV set-top box that CEO Tim Cook said will change how consumers interact with their televisions.
"It's the golden age of television, but the television experience has been standing still," Cook said. "We're going to do something about that." The new Apple TV represents the company's latest effort to become the dominant force in home entertainment systems.
Apple also introduced the iPad Pro, a new version of the company's signature tablet device, and new models of the Apple Watch.
The listing for the device on Amazon's web site said it was unavailable and "we don't know when or if this item will be back in stock." A spokeswoman for Amazon told CNBC that the company has sold through its inventory and has no plans to replenish its Fire Phone stock at this time.
7. -- Mobile-payments company Square plans to hold its initial public offering in the fourth quarter of 2015, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
Square is pressing ahead with plans for its IPO even as Twitter's board is considering whether Dorsey will remain CEO of Twitter, where he is a top internal candidate for the role, Bloomberg reported. If the board picks Dorsey, it may have to go back on a statement made in June, which said directors would only consider a "full-time" leader, not one who has a CEO job elsewhere.
The companies announced the deal Wednesday, which is valued at $2.72 billion, or $3 billion including $290 million in debt.
9 -- Uber said Wednesday it would donate $5.5 million to Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center to support a new faculty chair in robotics and three graduate fellowships. It's part of the partnership established in February between the company and the university to help develop driverless cars, Quartz reported.
10. -- Lululemon Athletica (LULU - Get Report) posted fiscal second-quarter earnings and revenue that topped analysts' estimates. The yoga-wear retailer also raised its earnings and sales forecast for fiscal 2015, saying it expects to earn between $1.87 and $1.92 a share on revenue of between $2.03 billion and $2.06 billion.