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Stock Futures Mixed; Dow Chemical and DuPont Talk Merger

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U.S. stock futures were mixed Wednesday morning in a session likely driven by individual stock news, such as reports Dow Chemical (DOW - Get Report) and DuPont (DD) are in merger talks.

S&P 500 futures added 0.05%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 0.21%, and Nasdaq futures slid 0.08%.

Dow Chemical climbed more than 6% in premarket trading on reports the chemicals company is in talks to combine with DuPont. The $120 billion merger would likely result in a three-way breakup so the companies can reconfigure assets to streamline performance.

Oil prices clawed back from some of the losses suffered over the past few sessions. West Texas Intermediate crude oil rose 1.5% to $38.08 a barrel after recent API data showed crude stocks...


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