U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.2 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.2 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.2 percent at 3:37 a.m. EDT.
Robust sales of the Pre smartphone helped Palm Inc
American Airlines will team up with British Airways
Penn National Gaming Inc
Oil prices fell toward $72 a barrel on Friday, as a fall in Asian equities markets weighed on sentiment and encouraged investors to take profit.
In Asia, Japan's Nikkei average <.N225> slipped 0.7 percent on Friday, with financials hit after consumer finance firm Aiful Corp <8515.T> said it was asking for debt repayments to be rescheduled. China's key stock index fell more than 3 percent, as a slew of upcoming new share issues sparked profit-taking.
European shares were down 0.4 percent in morning trade, led lower by banks such as BNP Paribas
U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday after a three-day run-up on concern recent gains were overextended despite the latest round of solid economic data.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> fell 7.79 points, or 0.08 percent, to end at 9,783.92. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 3.27 points, or 0.31 percent, at 1,065.49. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 6.40 points, or 0.30 percent, at 2,126.75.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Mike Nesbit)