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Before the bell: Stock futures weak, Wal-Mart sinks

The Before the Bell report is constantly updated to reflect the latest news developments and market moves in the premarket. Check back later for updates.

U.S. and Canadian stock futures are modestly weaker this morning, as traders took in largely favourable economic data out of the U.S.

Inflation for April rose only modestly, as expected, and initial jobless claims came in at a lower level than Street forecasts. There was surprising strength in a manufacturing survey for the New York region.