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U.S. Stock Futures Pare Drop; S&P 500 Contract Little Changed

July 08, 2011

July 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures pared their decline as investors awaited the government’s monthly payrolls report for clues about the strength of the economy.

Futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index expiring in September fell less than 0.1 percent to 1,350.6 at 7:06 a.m. in New York. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures added 4 points to 12,685.

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