Stock futures flat after jobless claims, Draghi discusses QE

|By:, SA News Editor

Stock futures point to another quiet open after U.S. weekly jobless claims rose slightly more than expected ahead of the government's non-farm payrolls data on Friday; Dow +0.1%, S&P and Nasdaq flat.

European markets pared earlier losses after the ECB held interest rates and monetary policy unchanged but Draghi said unconventional policy measures, including quantitative easing, were discussed; Asian stocks ended mixed as China announced some mini-stimulus measures.

Treasurys enter the session little changed, with the 10-year yield at 2.80%.

Still ahead: PMI services, ISM services, EIA natural gas inventory.