MARKET PULSE- Facebook, AMD, Netflix, Merck, ArcelorMittal, Mannkind

Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:51am EDT
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U.S. stock index futures sank on Monday after weekend talks between Republicans and Democrats failed to conclude an agreement to reopen the federal government and raise the limit on federal borrowing authority, which will be reached in three days. S&P 500 futures fell 11.3 points and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 97 points and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 12.75 points.

** FACEBOOK INC, Friday close $49.11, down 1.5 pct premarket

The social networking company said it would buy start-up app-maker Onavo, the Israeli firm said on its website, without giving any details of the deal. Facebook is paying between $150 million and $200 million, the Calcalist financial news website reported, making it the social media company's biggest acquisition in Israel.

** NETFLIX INC, Friday close $300.84, up 2.2 pct premarket

The company is in talks with several U.S. cable television companies including Comcast Corp and Suddenlink Communications to make its streaming video service available through their set-top boxes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.