US Futures are Lower After Setting Fresh Record Highs on Wednesday

US Futures are lower after setting fresh record highs on Wednesday.  Consumer discretionary shares are lower on weaker earnings from retailers.  Jobless claims for last week were slightly higher than expected at 239k, with continuing claims also higher than forecast.  European shares are being led lower by material stocks on earnings news.  Also in Europe, Brexit talks have resumed with hopes of progress by year-end.  Asian shares closed mixed as China inflation data was slightly higher than expected.

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