BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-HP, Bank Of America, Shire, St. Jude Medical
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U.S. stock index futures dropped on Wednesday as selling resumed on worries over the health of the world economy, ahead of a slew of data and corporate earnings. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were down 0.97 percent at 16,098, S&P 500 e-mini futures were down 1.31 percent at 1,850.25 and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 1.29 percent at 3,762.75.
** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, Tuesday close $16.52, -0.91 pct premarket
The No. 2 U.S. bank by assets reported a small quarterly loss, largely due to a record $16.65 billion mortgage settlement with the U.S. government in August.
** SHIRE PLC, Tuesday close $244.57, -24.20 pct premarket
** ABBVIE INC, Tuesday close $54.13, -3.93 pct premarket
** ASTRAZENECA, Tuesday close $69.81, -1.99 pct premarket Continued...