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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 fell on Monday on concern China's economy continued to lose momentum and as pro-Russian separatists ambushed Ukrainian forces, escalating a conflict that has kept global markets on tenterhooks recently. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.56 percent at 16,355, S&P 500 futures were down 0.50 percent at 1,865 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.71 percent at 3,554.
** HYPERDYNAMICS CORP, Friday close $1.49, +42.28 pct premarket
The oil and gas company said its project partner Tullow Oil had lifted the force majeure declared on its offshore exploration block in Guinea.
Hyperdynamics said it was trying to satisfy the conditions necessary to resume production, including a clarification that a U.S. regulatory investigation of the company would not hurt Tullow's operations under the production sharing contract.
** APPLE INC, Friday close $592.58, -0.45 pct premarket
A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone maker in the latest round of their globe-spanning mobile patent litigation.