NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, putting equities on track for a second day of gains after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing skid and ahead of data on the labor market.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek banks' access to European Central Bank funding beyond February will depend on Athens successfully completing a final bailout review and reaching a deal on a follow-up plan with its EU/IMF lenders, the ECB said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Family Dollar Stores Inc , the target of a heated takeover battle between two rival U.S. dollar store chains, said its quarterly net profit nearly halved due to increased discounting and higher sales of lower-margin items such as food and tobacco.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Santander , the euro zone's largest bank by market value, said on Thursday that it would raise 7.5 billion euros ($8.82 billion) in capital through an accelerated placement, adding it was changing its dividend policy.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday confirmed expectations for its first annual profit decline since 2011, although a pickup in the fourth quarter hinted that earnings may have stabilized in the short term.