Wall Street Breakfast: Futures Tepid As Investors Await Earnings Jolt

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U.S. stock average futures point to a basically flat opening as investors await a flood of earnings this week, with Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) reporting before the market opens today. S&P futures are down less than 0.1%, while Dow and Nasdaq futures point to opening up less than 0.1%. In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index slips 0.1%, led by a drop by builders, partly offset by energy companies' advance. In Japan, the Nikkei closed up 0.2%, and in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng ended the session flat. Crude oil +0.82% to $66.09 per barrel.

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