U.S. stock futures fall, with Wall Street set to give back some of May’s strong gains


A view of the Fearless Girl with New York Stock Exchange in Wall Street in the backdrop amid Coronavirus Pandemic on April 5, 2020.

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U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night as Wall Street was set to kick off June trading on a sour note after consecutive monthly gains.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded 217 points lower, or 0.9%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures slid 0.9% each. Dampening market sentiment in early trading were disappointing trial results from Pfizer for a breast cancer drug. The company made the announcement Friday evening,

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April sales were strong ‘across our entire portfolio’


Target CEO Brian Cornell on Thursday broke down the big-box retailer’s quarterly performance through the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The company earlier that day reported beating estimates on the top and bottom lines for the fiscal first-quarter ended in May, including 10.8% growth in same-store sales. Target had earnings per share of 59 cents — analysts expected 40 cents — on $19.62 billion in revenue — analysts were looking for $19.04 billion.

“We saw strength in April across our entire portfolio,” Cornell told CNBC’s Jim Cramer in a “Mad Money” interview.

Target, which has invited heavily in its online

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U.S. cases surpass 1.5 million; retail earnings show strong sales


A week of retail earnings kicked off before the market open on Tuesday, with Walmart and Home Depot each reporting strong same-store sales growth as consumers stocked up and stayed home during the quarter.  

The World Health Organization’s assembly continues for a second day, as critical eyes continue to fall on the agency and the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Late Monday night, President Donald Trump threatened to pull support from the agency permanently and started a 30-day clock for the WHO to commit to changes. 

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Futures open flat after Thursday’s strong gains on Wall Street


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U.S. stock futures were flat on Thursday night following a sharp rally during the regular session as investors awaited several key data sets.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were just below the flatline while S&P 500 futures traded just above breakeven. Nasdaq 100 futures traded 0.1% higher.

The Dow rallied more than 300 points while the S&P 500 gained over 1% on Thursday. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.9%. Gains in bank and energy stocks lifted the major indexes while shares

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