MARKET PULSE-Suntech, Tesla, Vimpelcom, Curis, Blucora, Ralph Lauren

Wed Nov 6, 2013 8:31am EST
 
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Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday on the possibility the Federal Reserve may keep stimulus measures in place longer than anticipated ahead of data key later this week on the labor market and economic growth. S&P 500 futures rose 8.8 points. Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 67 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 12.25 points.

** SUNTECH POWER HOLDINGS CO LTD, Tuesday close $1.50, down 34 pct premarket

Suntech, once the world's largest maker of solar panels, said it had filed an application for provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands, where the New York-listed Chinese company is incorporated.

** TESLA MOTORS INC, Tuesday close $176.81, down 10.3 pct premarket

The company forecast a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and posted third-quarter Model S deliveries that disappointed some analysts as the electric car maker struggled to meet demand because of limited capacity.

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