U.S. stock index futures slip after government shutdown continues

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures slipped on Sunday after a government shutdown continued into a second day.

Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund government operations, causing a shutdown at midnight on Friday. Moderate senators from both parties held talks on Sunday seeking to break the political impasse.

Wall Street, which has been resilient to the threat of a shutdown, rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq notching record closing highs. Investors had shrugged off the threat last week, saying they were not worried about a major pullback in shares if U.S. lawmakers failed to strike a deal.

Futures snapshot at 6:03PM ET 23:03 GMT:

* S&P 500 e-minis EScv1 were down 5.5 points, or 0.2 percent, with 6,557 contracts changing hands.

* Nasdaq 100 e-minis NQcv1 were down 11.25 points, or 0.16 percent, in volume of 1,327 contracts.

* Dow e-minis 1YMcv1 were down 61 points, or 0.23 percent, with 1,319 contracts changing hands.

* Benchmark 10-year note futures TYv1 last fell 4/32 in price.

Reporting by Megan Davies



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