REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St set to open flat ahead of Yellen comments

jueves 12 de noviembre de 2015 10:08 GYT

(Corrects to 1430 GMT from 1330 GMT in paragraph 3)

* Weekly jobless claims data supports Dec. rate hike

* Yellen to speak at 9:30 a.m.

* Kohl's quarterly results boosts retailers

* Futures down: Dow 74 pts, S&P 6.75 pct, Nasdaq 14.75 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar and Yashaswini Swamynathan

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open flat on Thursday after data showed weekly U.S. jobless claims held steady at levels consistent with sustained labor market strength that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

U.S. jobless claims benefits were unchanged at 276,000 last week, compared with the 270,000 expected, data showed.

The encouraging data comes ahead of scheduled speeches by several Fed policymakers, including Chair Janet Yellen at 9:30 a.m. ET (1430 GMT), New York Fed President William Dudley and Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer.   Continuación...