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US futures climb

New York - US stock index futures advanced on Thursday, ahead of a rate decision by the European Central Bank, as well as US labour market data and the latest round of corporate earnings.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

Analysts expect 335,000 new filings, down from the prior week's 348,000.

The company reported its slowest pace of user growth in recent company history after the close on Wednesday, dimming hopes that the social media phenomenon could sustain its torrid pace of expansion.

Coca-Cola Co had bought a 10 percent stake in it for $1.25 billion and would help launch Green Mountain's new cold drink machine planned for release as soon as October.

Shares of home beverage device maker SodaStream International dropped 8.1 percent to $32.88 in premarket trading.

Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 63 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 15.75 points.

The company also boosted its quarterly dividend and announced a new $125 million share buyback plan.

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