- S&P 500 (SPY) futures are lower by 0.15% and Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) by 0.25% amid a slower flow of earnings reports as the week draws to a close. Apple is down 0.5% premarket as Apple - for the first time - seemingly acquires a brand for a brand's sake with the rumored purchase of Beats Electronics.
- Europe's moderately lower and Asia closed moderately higher.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is off one basis point at 2.61% and gold is up $3 per ounce to $1,291.
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