Market preview: Stock futures hold gains, as investors focus on upbeat earnings from Google and...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: Stock futures hold gains, as investors focus on upbeat earnings from Google and Citigroup while shaking off S&P’s warning about a possible U.S. debt downgrade and two tepid economic reports (I, II). S&P benchmark +0.3%. Clorox +11% after receiving an unsolicited bid from Carl Icahn; Petrohawk +63 after BHP Billiton's takeover offer. Later: consumer sentiment.