MARKET PULSE-YRC, Amarin, Dow Chemical, BlackBerry, Nu Skin

Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:15am EST
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, putting the S&P on track to snap a two-session losing streak after a flurry of corporate earnings reports. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.45 percent at 16,470, S&P 500 futures were up 0.48 percent at 1,843.1 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.52 percent at 3,603.5.

** YRC WORLDWIDE INC, Friday close $15.82, +17.26 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.

The Teamsters will review the contract on Tuesday.

** PLURISTEM THERAPEUTICS INC, Friday close $4.43, +4.29 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.