US futures slip on Europe, Japan data

New York - US stock index futures fell on Thursday, in the wake of weaker-than-expected growth data from Europe and Japan and a disappointing outlook from technology bellwether Cisco Systems.

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Though weakness in Europe has persisted over recent quarters, the underwhelming GDP data, which could impact global growth and US corporate profits, may trigger a round of profit-taking.

Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 62 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 11 points.

US Airways shares edged up 0.6 percent in premarket trading.