Dow futures fall 100 points as Wall Street braces for another drop after Thursday’s sell-off


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U.S. stock futures fell on Thursday night following a massive decline sparked by tech shares during regular trading.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dipped 101  points, or 0.4{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f}. S&P 500 futures were down by 0.4{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f} and Nasdaq 100 futures slid 0.8{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f}.

The Dow slid more than 800 points, or 2.8{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f}, during the cash session for its biggest one-day decline since June. The S&P 500 plunged 3.5{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f} and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 5{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f}. Thursday’s declines also wiped out the major averages’ gains

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Broadcom, DocuSign & more


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Check out the companies making headlines after hours on Thursday:

Broadcom — Shares of the semiconductor builder rose 1{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f} in after-hours trading on the back of better-than-expected results for the previous quarter. Broadcom posted a profit of $5.40 per share on revenue of $5.82 billion. Analysts polled by Refinitiv expected earnings of $5.24 per share on sales of $5.76 billion. Revenues for the company’s semiconductor solutions division topped a FactSet estimate while sales from infrastructure software were in line with expectations.

DocuSign — DocuSign shares climbed more than 1{3c4481f38fc19dde56b7b1f4329b509c88239ba5565146922180ec5012de023f} after-hours as the company

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Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine prevents severe illness in hamsters


Johnson & Johnson’s potential coronavirus vaccine prevented severe illness in a small group of Syrian golden hamsters, the company announced Thursday.

J&J researchers vaccinated hamsters with a single dose and then exposed the rodents to the virus four week later, the company said.

J&J said the vaccine elicited neutralizing antibodies, which researchers believe are necessary to build immunity to the virus, in hamsters who got the vaccine. Vaccinated hamsters also appeared to lose less weight than unvaccinated hamsters and didn’t experience severe clinical disease, like pneumonia and mortality. The results were published Thursday in the medical journal Nature Medicine.


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Taco Bell removes several menu items as it streamlines choices


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Taco Bell announced a second wave of menu cuts after it concluded a review of its food and beverage offerings.

The Yum Brands chain is among the restaurant companies permanently rethinking their menus during the coronavirus pandemic. Less staff in kitchens and higher demand in its drive-thru lanes meant McDonald’s and others temporarily trimmed back their menus, only to realize that it resulted in faster service times and happier customers. 

Earlier this month, Taco Bell stopped serving items like the

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