Sponsored by: Investment Center

Something new in your business?  Click here to submit your business press release

Chamber Corner | Main Street News | Job Hunt | Classifieds | Calendar | Illinois Lottery 

Stock futures flat after GE earnings report

Send a link to a friend

[October 16, 2009]  NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock futures are little changed as a drop in revenue at General Electric weighed on the market.

InsuranceSolid earnings reports from Google Inc., IBM Corp. and chip maker Advanced Micro Devices after the closing bell Thursday gave the market some support.

Markets overseas are mostly higher, encouraged by the continued strength in U.S. markets. The Dow Jones industrial average has closed above the 10,000 mark two days in a row.

Friday's trade comes at the end of busy week of earnings. Most reports have beat expectations, but weak revenue at some companies has been worrisome to investors.

Dow Jones industrial average futures are down 4 at 9,960. Standard & Poor's 500 index futures are down 0.30 at 1,089, while Nasdaq 100 index futures are up 3 at 1,751.

[Associated Press; By SARA LEPRO]

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


< Recent articles

Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law & Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health & Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor