Stocks set for a lower start ahead after durable orders data
Also in focus this morning are Research In Motion (RIMM)'s disappointing earnings reported late Thursday and Unilever's (UL) $1.88 billion offer for the global body care unit of Sara Lee (SLE).
[Update: durable goods orders data actually fell in August, catching the Street by surprise. Futures now indicate a lower start.]
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