Stock futures point to weaker Wall Street open

MSN MoneyCentral – Stock futures fell on Thursday, pointing to a weaker open on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones industrial average, the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 share indexes down 1.4-2.8 percent.


* Walt Disney reports results and could comment on whether theme park bookings for the popular holiday period are down and whether it is scaling back costs in the face of skittish media advertisers. Revenue is expected to rise about 5 percent and net profit about 11 percent.

* Initial jobless claims for last week, due at 1330 GMT, are expected to come in just a thousand above the previous week at 480,000, setting the stage for a grim October non-farm payroll report on Friday.

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