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S&P Futures signaled a higher open on Thursday, ahead of key media company earnings and after the European Central Bank (ECB) put more pressure on Greece’s new government. Futures also cheered a positive turn in oil by more than 2.5 percent after Wednesday’s nearly 9 percent plunge. The gains came as European equities moved lower Read More

CHICAGO: US soybean futures fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday, retreating from a three-week high notched Tuesday as the dollar rose, traders said. Outlooks for the driest areas of Brazil’s crop region calling for rain this week and the falling crude oil market also hurt soy prices. Read More

* Staples, Office Depot in advanced merger talks – WSJ * Aetna posts Q4 results, raises 2015 outlook * Futures up: Dow 46 pts, S&P 6.25 pts, Nasdaq 9.5 pts By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) – S&P Futures climbed on Tuesday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index set to continue a rally Read More