U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Walt Disney Climbs in Europe
Bloomberg 2/6/06

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Walt Disney Climbs in Europe

Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures advanced amid optimism that companies will be able to sustain profit growth. Walt Disney Co. shares rose in Europe.

``Earnings will be a lot more resilient than everybody thought,'' said Thomas Meier, a fund manager at Union Investment in Frankfurt, which oversees $145 billion in assets. ``Companies are much better prepared. I'm quite happy,'' with earnings.
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