Market preview: S&P futures ease to the flatline, up from earlier lows following slightly...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: S&P futures ease to the flatline, up from earlier lows following slightly better-than-expected weekly jobless figures and decent monthly retail sales (I, II, III) data. Europe is lower amid grim PMI figures, particularly from Germany. Ciena +13% after it beats earnings. Later: ISM manufacturing, construction spending, August auto sales.