Futures mixed ahead of jobs and trade data
October 24, 2013 8:24 AM
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are mixed on more strong earnings from U.S. corporations and ahead of jobs and trade numbers.

Dow Jones industrial futures are up 62 points to 15,413. S&P futures have lost 6.6 points to 1,742.80. Nasdaq futures are up 13 points to 3,353.

Ford is raising its guidance for the entire year after posting record third-quarter profit during the third quarter. The automaker's revenue spiked 12 percent to $36 billion, but it's still being weighed down by the dismal economic conditions in Europe, where it booked a $250 million restructuring charge.

Southwest Airlines also had a strong third quarter, with the average fare rising more than 11 percent compared with last year.

The government will release weekly unemployment claims and trade deficit figures at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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PHOTO: A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the record closing number for the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. The Dow Jones industrial index fell two points to close at 15,371, held back by declines in IBM, Goldman Sachs and UnitedHealth, which issued results that disappointed investors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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