US STOCKS-Futures dip ahead of jobs, GDP data

miércoles 30 de abril de 2014 07:57 GYT

* Exelon to buy Pepco Holdings

* Twitter, EBay shares down after results

* FOMC statement due later in the day

* Futures dip: Dow 1 pts, S&P 1 pts, Nasdaq 8 pts

NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures dipped on Wednesday, following gains on Wall Street a day earlier that left the Dow and S&P 500 less than 1 percent away from their record closing highs, and ahead of key data on the job market and overall economic growth.

* Markets will have their eyes on the Federal Reserve's policy setting meeting as well, which is set to end later on Wednesday. The Fed is expected to cut its bond-buying program by a further $10 billion on signs the U.S. economy is picking up steam after a winter slowdown.

* Twitter shares fell 13.8 percent premarket a day after it posted earnings that showed lackluster user and usage growth for the second consecutive quarter.

* EBay shares were also lower after it forecast lower-than-expected earnings this quarter.

* Companies expected to report earnings Wednesday include Hess Corp and MetLife Inc.   Continuación...