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Stock futures edges higher ahead of busy week of corporate earnings reports
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 8:21 AM EDT
U.S. stock futures are rising slightly at the beginning of a busy week of corporate earnings reports.
Fast-food chain McDonald's Corp.'s stock fell after it issued a tepid outlook. It's down almost 2 percent at $93.41.
Stocks driving the Dow in premarket trading include AT&T, up almost 2 percent at $35.30. The telecom giant announced a deal to lease or sell the rights to 9,700 wireless towers for $4.85 billion.
Investors will get a long-awaited look at an important economic indicator on Tuesday, when the September U.S. unemployment report comes out after being delayed by the government shutdown.