U.S. stock futures edged down ahead of jobless figures and a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill.
S&P 500 futures fell 0.1% and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.3%. Changes in futures don’t necessarily predict market moves after the markets open.
European stocks declined Thursday for a two-day losing streak. The Stoxx Europe 600 was lower 0.4% in morning trade. Communication services and utilities sectors notched the biggest losses while materials and consumer staples sectors rose.
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 lost 0.1%. Other regional indexes in Europe also mostly fell as France’s CAC 40 was down 0.4%, the U.K.’s FTSE 250 shed 0.3% and Germany’s DAX was lower 0.4%.
The Swiss franc, the euro and the British pound gained 0.1% against the U.S. dollar.
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