CANADA STOCKS-TSX may open higher as Fed stimulus fears ease
June 27 (Reuters) - Canadian stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday after recent U.S. economic data eased concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will move quickly to withdraw monetary stimulus.
* German joblessness unexpectedly dropped in June and the unemployment rate remained close to its lowest level since reunification more than two decades ago, underscoring the strength of the domestic economy.
* Britain did not suffer a double-dip recession early last year as previously thought, but household living standards suffered their biggest drop in a generation at the start of 2013.
* Dish Network Corp has bowed out of the battle for mobile service provider Clearwire Corp, marking the second major blow in less than a week against Dish chairman and founder Charlie Ergen and his plan to expand into wireless.
* Aspen Pharmacare said that it would acquire drugs and a plant from Merck in a $1 billion deal that bolsters its presence in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
* Home goods chain Bed Bath & Beyond Inc missed Wall Street's profit estimates in the first quarter as higher costs offset better-than-expected sales.
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