US STOCKS-Wall St to open flat after data; oil pares losses

viernes 30 de septiembre de 2016 09:00 GYT

* August core PCE up 0.2 pct

* CalAmp falls on revenue miss

* Futures down: Dow 14 pts, S&P 0.25 pt, Nasdaq 0.75 pts (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open little changed on Friday, the last trading day of the quarter, as oil prices pared losses and investors assessed a set of key economic data.

Consumer spending unexpectedly fell in August, while core personal consumption expenditure - the Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation - rose 0.2 percent and was in line with analysts' estimates.

The markets are expected to be volatile in the coming weeks as the third-quarter earnings season approaches and uncertainty looms over the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in November.

Brent crude was down 0.15 percent, after falling as much as 1.7 percent earlier.

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