U.S. stock futures dip after ugly day on Wall Street

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U.S. stock index futures tempered losses after sinking in early-session trading late Thursday as traders braced for more losses following a sharp selloff during regular trading. As of 9:45 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures , which had been down around 200 points, were about flat, while S&P 500 futures dipped 0.3% and Nasdaq-100 futures were down 1.2%. Earlier, Wall Street saw its worst day since June, as the Dow fell more than 800 points, or 2.8%, the S&P 500 sank 3.5% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq tumbled 5%. Some analysts said the losses were the result of profit-taking, coming after all three indexes hit record highs earlier in the week, capping a months-long rally.
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