US futures edge ahead as talk of US-China trade discussions lifts sentiment


CNBC—U.S. stock index futures moved into the black ahead of Thursday's open, as investors geared up for news out of the political and economic spheres.

Futures, Yuan Slump At Open After China Cancels US Trade Talks. Having rallied 800 points last week on hopes that US-China trade tensions were on a path to de-escalation, Dow futures are opening down just 100 points (and Yuan is lower) after China escalated and canceled two planned trade talk visits. After President TrumpĀ slapped a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods, targeting 10 percent duties on $200 billion of goods; the two camps were scheduled to meet in order to dial back tensions. That was what sparked hope that this was just a trade skirmish...