US STOCKS-Futures fall ahead of jobs report



* Futures down: Dow 42 pts, S&P 6.75 pts, Nasdaq 15 pts
By Yashaswini Swamynathan
Oct 7 U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday as investors counted down to the September payrolls report, which is expected to influence the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
* The U.S. Labor Department will release its non-farm payrolls report at 8:30 a.m. ET (1230 GMT). The data is expected to show that 175,000 jobs were added in the private and public sectors last month, compared with 151,000 in August.
* The dollar index rose to a 10-week high on Friday against a basket of major... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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