MARKET PULSE-GM, Seagate, Facebook, Visa, Yelp, Monster Worldwide

Thu May 2, 2013 8:40am EDT
 
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May 2 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Thursday:

FUTURES EXTEND GAINS AFTER ECB RATE CUT

U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, adding to earlier gains, after the European Central Bank cut interest rates for the first time in 10 months to support a flagging euro zone economy. S&P 500 futures rose 0.33 percent, Dow Jones futures gained 0.4 percent Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.49 percent.

** GENERAL MOTORS CO, Wednesday close $30.18, up 4 pct premarket

The U.S. automaker posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as its North American business was better and its loss in Europe was smaller than Wall Street estimated.

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