NEW YORK Jan 4 U.S. stock index futures added
gains on Friday after the latest jobs report showed the pace of
hiring by U.S. employers eased slightly in December, pointing to
a lackluster pace of economic growth that was unable to make
further inroads in the country's still high unemployment rate.
S&P 500 futures added 2.6 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 gained 21
points, and Nasdaq 100 futures added 9.5 points.