The Morning Edition
Asia: Japan +1.0%. Hong Kong (closed). China -1.1%. India +1.5%.
Europe at midday: London -0.5%. Paris +1.0%. Frankfurt +0.3%.
Futures at 7:00: S&P +0.70%. 10-yr +0.01%. Euro +0.32% vs. dollar. Crude +1.02% to $82.09. Gold +0.10% to $1619.70.
8:30 GDP Q2, Initial Jobless Claims, Corporate Profits
10:00 Pending Home Sales
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
11:00 KC Fed Manufacturing
1:00 Results of $29B, 7-Year Note Auction
3:00 USDA Ag. Prices
4:30 Money Supply and Fed Balance Sheet
Earnings: Micron Technology
8:30 Fed's Plosser: Economic Outlook
1:50 Fed's Rosengren: "A Case Study of Past and Present Financial Crises"
Stock index futuresadded to gains on Thursday after better-than-expected readings onweekly jobless claims and second-quarter gross domestic product.
Stock futures add to gains after data From Reuters
Jobless claims tumbled to 391,000 from 428,000, an unusually big drop that comes completely out of nowhere.
Jobless Claims Tumble, Futures Jump From Wall Street Journal
A former employee at Chicago-based CME Group was indicted Wednesday forallegedly stealing proprietary source code from CME as part of a plan topass it along to a Chinese start-up.
Former CME Group software engineer indicted for stealing source code
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. is facing a crisis with a jobless rate ator above 9 percent since April 2009, and that fiscal disciplinewould help spur the economic recovery.
Bernanke: U.S. Unemployment a 'National Crisis' From Bloomberg
An exchange run by CBOE HoldingsInc. (CBOE) said it will charge retail traders and fund managers 44cents a contract to buy or sell the SPXpm, an electronic optionbased on the Standard & Poorís 500 Index.
CBOE Sets Fees for Electronic S&P 500 Options on C2 Exchange From Bloomberg
The U.S. futures regulator delayed a final vote on controversial measures to crack down on excessive speculation in commodity markets because it lacks the three votes needed for approval, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.
Exclusive: CFTC lacks votes on position-limit plan From Reuters
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