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US futures dip modestly

New York - US stock index futures were slightly lower on Monday ahead of business activity and home sales data, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes set to close a sixth straight quarter of gains - a streak not seen in more than 14 years.

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

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures fell 24 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures lost 1 point.

That's the longest streak of quarterly advances for the Nasdaq since 2000, while for the S&P, it's the best run of quarters since 1998. The Dow will close its fifth higher quarter of the last six.

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