Futures sink in light trading; all eyes on jobs

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 | Finance News

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are falling in light trading volume ahead of a slew of economic data.

Dow Jones industrial futures are down 58 points to 15,121. The broader S&P futures have lost 8 points to 1,623.20. Nasdaq futures are down 11.5 points to 2,963.25.

The payroll company ADP releases its employment report for May on Wednesday, two days before the government releases its figures for the month. The numbers that those reports contain could push markets back into action after several days in which investors have appeared to take a wait-and-see approach.

Also on Wednesday, the government releases data on factory orders, worker productivity and business activity among U.S. service companies.