US stock futures sink; Retailers report earnings

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NEW YORK (AP) ? Stock futures are edging lower to start the week.

The retailer Lowe’s posted earnings that were below Wall Street’s estimates on Monday.

Less than two hours before the opening bell, Dow Jones industrial average futures are down 47 points, or 0.4 percent, to 12,065. S&P 500 index futures are down 8, or 0.6 percent, to 1,253. Nasdaq 100 futures are down 11, or 0.5 percent, to 2,339.

Major indexes closed the week higher last Friday, as it appeared Greece and Italy were making steps toward getting their debt troubles under control. The Dow and the S&P 500 are now positive for the month. The Nasdaq is slightly lower.

No major economic reports are coming out Monday.