BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Facebook, Caterpillar, AT&T, Ford, 3M
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U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong job market data in the United States and overseas factory readings, while better than forecast results sent Facebook shares rallying. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were up 0.16 percent at 17,052, S&P 500 futures were up 0.15 percent at 1,983.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.24 percent at 3,985.
** FACEBOOK INC, Wednesday close $71.29, +6.34 pct premarket
Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 percent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday.
** FORD MOTOR CO, Wednesday close $17.78, +1.29 pct premarket
The car maker's operating earnings for the second quarter beat Wall Street expectations as better-than-expected profits in North America and Europe countered weaker results in Asia Pacific and South America.
** CATERPILLAR INC, Wednesday close $108.38, -2.84 pct premarket Continued...