US market futures slip as jobless claims riseThe Associated Press
NEW YORK -- U.S. stock market futures are down after the government reported a slight increase in unemployment benefit applications last week.
Dow Jones futures are off 27 points to 13,129. S&P 500 futures dipped 3.9 points to 1,408.40. Nasdaq 100 futures are 8.25 points to 2,773.
European markets surrendered early gains with Greece still seeking more time from creditors to address its debt problems, and data showed the eurozone is firmly in recession.
Britain's FTSE 100 is up 0.1 percent. Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 both dropped 0.6 percent.
Asian indexes closed higher on hopes for new stimulus in China.
Stocks to watch include Hewlett-Packard Co., down 4.3 percent premarket on weak third-quarter results. Big Lots Inc., plunged 17 percent after cutting guidance as second-quarter profit dropped 38 percent.