Stock futures gain as jobless claims fall more than expected

Stock futures hold gains after jobless claims fell more than expected, easing some concerns ahead of tomorrow's employment report; Dow and S&P +0.3%, Nasdaq +0.4%.

European markets pared gains after the ECB kept rates on hold and Draghi sounded somewhat more hawkish than expected during a press conference; markets rallied across most of Asia as traders stepped in to scoop up bargains.

In corporate news, GM -2.5% after Q4 earnings missed estimates, Green Mountain +36% after Coca-Cola buys a 10% stake, and Twiiter -23% after saying monthly users rose just 3.8% in the quarter.

Treasurys hold slim losses with the 10-year yield up one basis point at 2.68%.

Still ahead: EIA natural gas.

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