Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures in holding pattern after debate and ahead of big data dump

U.S. stock futures on Thursday pointed to a muted open, as traders braced for a raft of economic data and largely shrugged off the third and final presidential debate.

Investors are waiting for readings on jobless claims, existing-home sales and a key Philly Fed index.

S&P 500 futures ESZ6, -0.20% inched up by 1.90 points, or 0.1%, to 2,140, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, -0.22% edged higher by 22 points, or 0.1%, to 18,147.

Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ6, -0.16% tacked on 6 points, or 0.1%, to 4,836.25.

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