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U.S. Stock-Index Futures Drop After Apple Profit Trails Forecast

U.S. stock-index futures retreated after Apple Inc.’s earnings and forecast trailed analyst estimates, sending shares of the world’s largest company down in extended trading.

Futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.2 percent to 1,406.1 at 4:59 p.m. in New York after the benchmark gauge climbed 0.3 percent in the regular session. Nasdaq-100 Index futures lost 0.4 percent.