Futures quiet in early trading Stock futures are quiet as investors sit back and watch the geopolitical events in Ukraine play out, while growing anxious about global growth. Recent data out of China has indicated that its economy is slowing. The downbeat data out of the world's second largest economy has had a negative impact on world markets. Little U.S. economic data is expected to be released today, as January's wholesale inventories is the only significant economic number slated to be unveiled today.
U.S. Labor Secretary speaks on the economy at a luncheon meeting U.S. Labor Secretary Perez discusses the U.S. economy and labor situation in a speech entitled "Shared Prosperity: Building an Economy that Works for Everyone," at a National Press Club luncheon meeting being held in Washington, D.C. on October 20 at 1 pm.