MARKET PULSE-Rocket Fuel, Stratasys, Omnicom, Apple, ArcelorMittal
(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 Friday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.13 percent at 16,489, S&P 500 futures were down 0.20 percent at 1,868.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.21 percent at 3,530.
** OMNICOM GROUP INC, Thursday close $66.2
The proposed $35 billion merger between U.S.-based Omnicom and France's Publicis Groupe SA has been called off as the obstacles to moulding the two rivals into the world's largest advertising agency proved too much.
** APPLE INC, Thursday close $587.99, -0.01 pct premarket
Apple is close to paying a record $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics, two people with knowledge of the matter said, an expensive foray into music streaming and headphone gear that would mark a departure for the usually cash-conservative iPhone maker.
Separately, the company will unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August, one month earlier than industry watchers were generally expecting, Taiwanese media reported on Friday citing unidentified supply-chain sources.