US STOCKS-Wall Street set for small gains on Christmas eve

jueves 24 de diciembre de 2015 09:43 GYT

* Stock markets close at 1 p.m. ET

* Jobless claims fell to 267,000 last week

* Crude prices up marginally

* Futures up: Dow 14 pts, S&P was flat, Nasdaq down 6 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Dec 24 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of a shortened trading session on Christmas eve.

Stock markets will close at 1:00 p.m ET (1800 GMT) and remain shut on Friday for Christmas. Trading volumes is expected to be light on Thursday.

Crude prices were up marginally, with U.S. crude set for gains for the fourth straight day.

European stocks followed a rally on Asian bourses on Thursday, driven by gains in oil.   Continuación...