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Wall St. to dip at open after rally, soft earnings


Wall St. to dip at open after rally, soft earnings

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in over a month, as strong economic data was offset by some disappointing corporate earnings. Bed, Bath & Beyond shares slumped 6 percent to $63.85 before the opening bell after the domestic merchandise retailer reported fourth-quarter earnings. Family Dollar Stores Inc lost 1.8 percent to $58 in premarket after it reported second-quarter results and gave an outlook that fell short of expectations. The S&P 500 scored its biggest gain since March 4 after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.


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