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US stock futures are slightly lower this morning, as investors are awaiting economic data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 11 points to 13,939.00 and S&P 500 index futures fell 2 points to 1,516.70. Nasdaq 100 futures declined 2.25 points to 2,765.00.

US stocks closed mixed on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.07% to 13,973.39, the S&P 500 index rising 0.07% to 1,521.38 and the Nasdaq 100 index gaining 0.06% to 3,198.66.

The Empire State manufacturing index for February will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, while industrial production data for January will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET. The Reuter's/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for February will be released at 9:55 a.m. ET.

Campbell Soup Co (NYSE: CPB) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.66 per share. Alere (NYSE: ALR) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $714.75 million. The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) is projected to report its Q3 earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $1.56 billion.

V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $3.03 per share on revenue of $3.07 billion. Kraft Foods Group (NASDAQ: KRFT) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $4.75 billion. American Electric Power Co (NYSE: AEP) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.45 per share.

Lifepoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $863.49 million. Lincoln Electric Holdings (NASDAQ: LECO) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $689.62 million. Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $375.31 million.

Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) reported downbeat fiscal first-quarter earnings and lowered its 2013 outlook.

CBS (NYSE: CBS) reported weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter adjusted earnings.

European markets were mixed today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.03%, London's FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.01%, German DAX 30 Index declined 0.06% and French CAC 40 Index fell 0.11%.

Asian markets ended mostly lower, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average falling 1.18%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index dropping 0.05%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 0.13% and India's Sensex dropped 0.15%.

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