MARKET PULSE-Apple, Zynga, Best Buy, Sprint, F5, Akamai, Crocs
Oct 25 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:
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FUTURES UP ON CHINA OPTIMISM; DATA, EARNINGS EYED
Index futures rose, indicating the S&P 500 may rebound from its worst five-day slide in five months, on optimism China's economy may be recovering and ahead of a flurry of economic data and corporate earnings.
** APPLE INC, Wednesday close $616.83, up 0.3 pct premarket
Amid the fanfare accompanying the noisy launch of the iPad mini this week, Apple also took the wraps off new Mac computers on Wednesday. Continued...