US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures trim some gains after jobless claims data

NEW YORK, April 4 Thu Apr 4, 2013 8:38am EDT

NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures trimmed some gains on Thursday after data showed weekly jobless claims rose more than expected in the latest week.

S&P 500 futures rose 3.5 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures added 26 points and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 11.25 points.


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.