Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Thursday, after iPhones maker Apple
* At 0923 GMT, futures for the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were up between 0.7 and 1.3 percent.
* The FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> index of top European shares was down 0.2 percent at 793.76 points, with results sending Credit Suisse
* The U.S. Treasury has raised its offer to Chrysler lenders, sources said on Wednesday, as the embattled automaker races to cut its debt and labor costs and reach an alliance with Italy's Fiat SpA
* Auto dealer representatives meet with the government task force charged with retooling the auto industry to make the case that a bankruptcy for General Motors
* Top executives of big banks that accepted federal bailouts -- Bank of America
* At 1400 GMT, a report is likely to show that weekly jobless claims are expected to have increased by 100,000 to 6.12 million.
* Other economic data due includes existing home sales, likely to have fallen in March.
* First-quarter earnings at cigarette maker Philip Morris International
* After the market closed on Wednesday, Apple Inc's
* Shares of eBay Inc
* Broadcom Corp
* The Dow and S&P fell on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley revived concerns about the banking sector and the wider economy after it posted its second straight quarterly loss and slashed its dividend.
* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 1 percent; the Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> slid 0.8 percent; the Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 0.1 percent.
(Reporting by Brian Gorman; editing by Simon Jessop)