MARKET PULSE-Halliburton, Verizon, Amarin, Forest Labs, BlackBerry

Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:44am EST
 
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track to snap a two-day losing streak as investors turned their focus to corporate earnings reports. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.48 percent at 16,475, S&P 500 futures were up 0.37 percent at 1,841 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.48 percent at 3,602.

** YRC WORLDWIDE INC, Friday close $15.82, +18.20 pct premarket

The trucking company and the Teamsters union reached a tentative deal for a new labor contract that sets the stage for the struggling company to push ahead with a refinancing plan.

** PLURISTEM THERAPEUTICS INC, Friday close $4.43, +4.06 pct premarket

The company said results from its early/mid-stage clinical trial indicated its placenta-derived stem cells for the treatment of muscle injury were safe and provided evidence the cells might be effective in treating orthopedic injuries.

** FOREST LABORATORIES INC, Friday close $68.74, +7.65 pct premarket   Continued...