Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures tip lower in countdown to jobs report

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, extending the recent weakness that has been seen in the equity market as the April jobs report came in below expectations.

Trade talks between the U.S. and China were also drawing attention, as the second day of discussions took place. The U.S. has reportedly handed Beijing’s team a lengthy list of demands aimed at cutting the trade imbalance between the two.

What did the main benchmarks do?

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMM8, -0.33% were down 103 points, or 0.4%, to 23,806, while S&P 500 futures ESM8, -0.31%ESM8, -0.31% slipped 10.30 points, or 0.4%, to 2,621.25.

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