Stock futures were little changed on Thursday as a fresh economic data gave investors some hope of easier Federal Reserve policy later this year. That enthusiasm, however, was slightly dampened by a slate of disappointing earnings. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 77 points, or 0.2%. S&P 500 futures were down less than 0.1%, while Nasdaq 100 futures pulled back about 0.1%. Weekly jobless claims came in at the highest level since August, sending yields lower and raising expectations that central bankers might cut interest rates at some point this year. A fresh batch of quarterly earnings reports came out below Wall Street’s expectations. Warner Bros Discovery shares slid 4.4% after reporting a miss on the top and bottom lines, while semiconductor company Arm lost more than 7.5% over lackluster revenue guidanceAirbnb pulled back more than 9% after a weak guidance overshadowed a first-quarter beat. Wall Street is coming off a mixed session, with the Dow notching a six-day winning streak and the S&P 500 closing lower for the first time in five days. “We probably are just retracing some of the enthusiasm that we came into the start of the year with,” said Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, on “Closing Bell.” “April was the worst month that we’ve seen in quite a while, and I think that was really a precursor to some of the reactions we’re now getting after earnings reports.” U.S. Treasury yields were higher on Thursday as investors considered remarks from Federal Reserve officials, scanning them for hints about the interest rate outlook. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was up by over 3 basis points at 4.516%. The 2-year Treasury yield was last at 4.849% after rising by less than 1 basis point. China stocks rose Thursday as its imports surged past estimates and exports rose in line with expectations, while the broader Asia-Pacific market was mixed. Mainland China’s CSI 300 index rose 0.95% after the data, extending gains from a 0.2% rise at the open and closing at 3,664.56. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 1.16%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.34% to 38,073, marking two straight days of losses, while the broad-based Topix gained 0.26% to finish at 2,713.46. South Korea’s Kospi retreated from a one-month high, falling 1.2% to close at 2,712.14, while the small-cap Kosdaq dropped 0.26% to 870.15. The Australian S&P/ASX 200 slid 1.06%, ending the day at 7,721.6. Oil prices rose on Thursday as falling U.S. crude inventories and higher Chinese imports supported expectations for demand growth in the world’s two largest crude-consuming nations. Brent crude futures for July were up 57 cents, or 0.7%, to $84.15 a barrel at 1131 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for June was up 56 cents, or 0.7%, to $79.55 per barrel. Gold prices steadied on Thursday in muted trading due to a holiday in many European countries, while investors awaited U.S. data that could offer clues on potential interest rate cuts by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Spot gold was little changed at $2,310.59 ounce. U.S. gold futures lost 0.2% to $2,317.10.