PARIS (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.08 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.18 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.27 percent at 0520 EDT.
Wall Street opened lower on Thursday as oil prices eased and investors awaited a raft of economic data to further assess the health of the economy. Both Brent and US crude fell about 1.2 per cent as a surge in US inventories and a lack of new measures from the world's largest producers to curb supply dampened sentiment. While concerns linger over the state of the global economy, upbeat data from major economies this week and signs of a rebound in commodity prices have helped ease some of those worries.
Stocks finished the session a tad lower for a second straight day amid mixed quarterly results from Wall Street, as the Fed kicked off its two-day policy meeting. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,576.74, -46.31, (-0.26%) S&P 500: 2,064.73, -6.45, (-0.31%) Nasdaq: 5,027.26, -7.44, (-0.15%) And now, the top stories on Tuesday: