BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-MasterCard, Avon Products, Exxon
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U.S. stock index e-mini futures fell on Thursday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.73 percent at 16,698, S&P 500 futures were down 0.76 percent at 1,950 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.83 percent at 3,935.75.
** MCDONALD'S CORP, Wednesday close $95.95, -1.26 pct premarket
** YUM BRANDS INC, Wednesday close $73, -6.03 pct premarket
A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's and Yum Brands, which owns the KFC and Pizza Hut chains.
** WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC, Wednesday close $39.11, -5.27 pct premarket
The company cut on Wednesday its 2014 forecasts for the fourth time as it battles growing competition in the natural and organic grocery sector it dominates. Continued...