Market preview: U.S. futures and EU stocks are mainly up but are off earlier highs in the wake...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: U.S. futures and EU stocks are mainly up but are off earlier highs in the wake of worse-than-expected jobless claims and retail sales. S&P futures +0.2%. Sentiment had been boosted by strong Spanish and Italian bond sales. Sears -7.3% after it loses a source of ready cash flow, while Chevron is -2.8% following its profit warning. Later: Business Inventories, EIA Natural Gas Inventory