MARKET PULSE-Cooper Tire, BlackBerry, Boeing, Amazon.com

Mon Oct 7, 2013 8:00am EDT
 
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FUTURES DOWN AS WASHINGTON STALEMATE CONTINUES

U.S. stock index futures fell as the partial government shutdown continued with no signs of a thaw in negotiations among politicians. S&P 500 futures fell 16 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures 131 points and Nasdaq 100 futures 27.75 points.

** COOPER TIRE & RUBBER CO, Friday close $29.51, down 10.5 pct premarket

Apollo Tyres' $2.5 billion acquisition of Cooper has flared into a war of words as the two companies haggle over the price of the deal plagued by labour issues in the United States, where Cooper is based, and in China.

** BOEING CO, Friday close $117.20, down 1 pct premarket

Airbus announced its first jet order from Japan Airlines Co Ltd on Monday, breaking open the last big aviation market dominated by Boeing, in a move that suggests the U.S. company may pay for the 787 Dreamliner's troubled debut.   Continued...