Stock index futures fell on Thursday, indicating a weaker start for Wall Street. Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were down 0.3 to 0.4 percent by 0944 GMT (4:55 a.m. EST).
Bank of America Corp
The U.S. Treasury delayed a plan to sell its $5 billion of Citigroup
Citigroup shares in Frankfurt
Exxon Mobil Corp
Bailed-out American International Group
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly approved a $155 billion measure that seeks to create jobs and blunt the impact of the worst recession since the 1930s.
The head of Japan's automaking lobby said on Thursday he feared that the U.S. market would remain weak and would not reach total sales of 11 million vehicles next year.
Corporate results due include Oracle
Weekly jobless claims, leading indicators for November and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank business activity survey are among the economic indicators to be released on Thursday.
Johnson & Johnson
China has chosen aircraft engine maker CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric
First Solar Inc
China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a preferred bidder for Ford Motor's
Japan's Nikkei average <.N225> ended down 0.1 percent on Thursday, slipping from seven-week highs hit earlier in the day, as investors pocketed profits on a rally in big banks. In Europe, the FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> index slipped 0.4 percent.
U.S. stocks finished flat to slightly higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reiterated its intention to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future to ensure a sustainable economic recovery.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> slipped 10.88 points, or 0.10 percent, to end at 10,441.12. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 1.25 points, or 0.11 percent, to end at 1,109.18. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 5.86 points, or 0.27 percent, to end at 2,206.91.
(Reporting by Dominic Lau; editing by John Stonestreet)