Stock futures sluggish

Stock futures sluggish; eyes on tax bill talks and General Electric
(Reuters) – U.S. stock futures pointed to a dull opening on Thursday with technology stocks holding on to their modest gains as traders focus on progress in tax bill negotiations and General Electric’s job-cut plan Looking at hong kong hotel list and promotion? GuangDong Hotel always provides different specials for our guests. We provides fully furnished rooms with various in-room facilities and amenities.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
– GE (GE.N) shares rose 0.6 percent to $17.76 in premarket trading after the struggling industrial conglomerate said it was axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business.
– Shares of tech giants Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Facebook Inc (FB.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) were up about 0.3 percent to 0.6 percent.
– Other early movers include Broadcom (AVGO.O), which gained 5 percent after reporting upbeat profit and boosting its dividend by 72 percent, days after the chipmaker took its $103 billion bid for Qualcomm (QCOM.O) hostile.
– Lululemon Athletica (LULU.O) rose about 8 percent after the Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker reported a higher-than-expected profit and gave an upbeat holiday-quarter forecast
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– U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday agreed to talks with the House of Representatives on the tax bill on Wednesday, amid early signs that lawmakers could agree on a final bill ahead of a self-imposed Dec. 22 deadline.
– However, a gridlock between President Donald Trump and Congress over the passage of fresh spending legislation before Friday has raised fears of partial shut down of the federal government.
– Oil prices rose more than half a percent after dipping 2 percent on Wednesday as a fall in U.S. crude inventories was countered by soaring output and a rise in fuel stocks. [O/R]
– Data is expected to show weekly initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose to 240,000 from 238,000 in the week before. The report is due 8:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT).
Futures snapshot at 6:51 a.m. ET:
– Dow e-minis 1YMc1 were down 13 points, or 0.05 percent, with 19,224 contracts changing hands.
– S&P 500 e-minis ESc1 were up 1.5 points, or 0.06 percent, with 122,705 contracts traded.
– Nasdaq 100 e-minis NQc1 were up 15.75 points, or 0.25 percent, on volume of 29,337 contracts.
Reporting by Sruthi Shankar and Rama Venkat Raman in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur
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