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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) Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.14 percent at 16,652, S&P 500 futures were up 0.06 percent at 1,910.2 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.07 percent at 3,718.75.
** APPLE INC, Wednesday close $624.01, +0.30 pct premarket
Apple's newest high-profile hire isn't sure he has a job title and won't commit to working full-time at its home base, but the iPhone maker is banking on Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine to steer it through a changing music business.
Apple said it will buy Beats for about $3 billion.
** GENERAL ELECTRIC CO, Wednesday close $26.66
The U.S. conglomerate strengthened its position in the battle for the power arm of French group Alstom on Wednesday with a pledge to create new jobs in France and recognition from Paris that it had made a more acceptable offer.
** BOEING CO, Wednesday close $134.33 Continued...