REFILE-US STOCKS-Futures off on anniversary of recession bottom

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* Texas Instruments raises view, struggles to fill orders

* Crude falls on stronger dollar, ahead of inventory data

* Manpower survey shows employers less willing to hire

* Futures down: Dow 32 pts, S&P 5 pts, Nasdaq 5.75 pts

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By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, March 9 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. stock index futures fell
on Tuesday, the anniversary of the lows reached in the
recession, as the dollar strengthened and pressured commodity
prices.

One year ago, markets hit a more than 12-year low in the
wake of the financial crisis. The Dow has rallied about 62
percent since then.

“The anniversary of our reaching depression levels is going
to make some investors cautious and look to take profits,
especially since commodities are weaker and there’s an absence
of market drivers,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist
at Avalon Partners in New York.

S&P 500 futures (SPc1: ) fell 5 points and were below fair
value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account
interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the
contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures (DJc1: ) lost 32
points, and Nasdaq 100 futures (NDc1: ) slid 5.75 points.

Technology shares will also be in focus a day after Texas
Instruments Inc (TXN.N: ) raised its quarterly earnings and
revenue forecast and said it was struggling to fill orders due
to increased demand for chips. For details, see
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Oil prices slipped back from eight-week highs, falling
nearly 2 percent to $80.38 per barrel on a stronger dollar and
expectations that crude inventories likely rose for a sixth
straight week. [ID:nLDE6280F1]

Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc (MMC.N: ) put its security
consulting business up for sale for $1.3 billion, the Financial
Times reported. [ID:nN08203254]

Kroger Co (KR.N: ) is the only S&P 500 company scheduled to
report quarterly results on Tuesday, while economic data
includes the March IBD economic optimism report.

According to a quarterly survey by Manpower Inc (MAN.N: ),
U.S. employers are slightly less willing to hire workers in the
coming quarter than they were in the last period.
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European equities dropped 0.7 percent in morning trade,
with declines in financial and mining stocks outweighing
strength in food producers such as Nestle (NESN.VX: ), Unilever
(ULVR.L: ) and Danone (DANO.PA: ).

Tech stocks pushed the Nasdaq higher on Monday on an
otherwise flat day for U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ), led by BlackBerry maker
Research in Motion Ltd (RIMM.O: ) and Cisco Systems Inc
(CSCO.O: ).

About 7.06 billion shares were traded on the New York Stock
Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq in Monday’s
session, the second weakest total volume so far this year.

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(Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

REFILE-US STOCKS-Futures off on anniversary of recession bottom