Futures drop after weak results; inflation data due

April 17, 2015 11:47 AM

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Futures drop after weak results; inflation data due

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures retreated on Friday ahead of the release of inflation data following a string of weak corporate results and some disappointing U.S. economic reports.

* The quarterly earnings season has been mixed so far with companies beating lowered expectations, but some disappointing results Thursday after the markets closed and early on Friday have raised concerns.

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