US Stock Index Futures Point To Lower Open

Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 down between 0.1 percent and 0.2 percent at 6:47 a.m. EDT (1047 GMT).

Futures Fall On Spanish Yields, China GDP

Stock index futures fell on Friday as concerns over Spain's rising borrowing costs resurfaced and after disappointing Chinese growth data, and banks fell after quarterly results.

Investors Pump Money Into Stocks Hoping For A 'Goldilocks' Moment: Daily Markets Wrap

Risky assets rose on moderate volume and moderately bad news Thursday, as investors seemed to be placing a paradoxical bet that a slowdown in economic growth would jolt the U.S. central bank into action -- inflating the prices of stocks, commodities and other assets -- while at the same time assuming the slowdown would not be so harsh as to throw the current recovery completely off track.

Indonesia Mulls Steep Tax On Mineral Exports

One of the world's largest exporters of raw materials is working to introduce a steep tax on just such shipments this year, Reuters is reporting, a move that is catching foreign investors and major trading partners by surprise.