NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are falling as talks drag on in Greece on terms of a second bailout to prevent a bankruptcy.
Dow Jones industrial futures are down 33 points to 12,743. The broader S&P 500 futures are down 5 points to 1,334. The Nasdaq composite fell 5 points to 2,521.
With much of Greece coming to a standstill due to a general strike called against impending cutbacks, markets will be monitoring political leaders’ talks in Athens. Heads of the three parties backing the interim government will try to thrash out a deal on new austerity measures needed to get bailout cash.
The futures mirror declining markets in the rest of the world. European stocks followed Asian markets lower earlier Tuesday.