Dow Futures Slide, Oil Prices Fall With Earnings Ahead—and What Else Is Happening in the Stock Market Today

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Stocks were falling on Monday, extending declines from Friday as investor attention remained on Federal Reserve policy and U.S. corporate earnings.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 250 points, or 0.7%, after the index tumbled 981 points on Friday to close at 33,811. S&P 500 futures signaled a start 0.8% into the red with the Nasdaq poised to fall 0.6%; the S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped 2.8% and 2.6% on Friday, respectively.