NEW YORK -
Stock futures fell on Wednesday on concerns over global economic growth after data suggested weakness in the euro zone's private sector, and economic bellwether FedEx cut its profit forecast.
* FedEx Corp
* The euro zone is likely to have slipped back into recession in the current quarter, according to a survey published on Wednesday that showed a seventh month of contraction for the bloc's private sector as new orders dwindled. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), published by Markit, showed the economic rot that began in smaller periphery members of the 17-nation bloc is now taking hold even in Germany, the region's largest and strongest economy.
* China's services sector also grew at its slowest pace in a year in August, even though firms are hiring more workers at higher wages, the HSBC private sector survey showed on Wednesday, following gloomy manufacturing polls earlier in the week.
* In the U.S., the Labor Department releases revised Q2 productivity and unit labor costs at 8:30 a.m. ET (1230 GMT). Economists in a Reuters survey forecast productivity to rise 1.8 percent versus a 1.6 percent rise in the preliminary Q2 report.
* The FBI said on Tuesday there was "no evidence" to support claims that hacking group Anonymous infiltrated an FBI agent's laptop and lifted a file with identification numbers for more than 12 million Apple products. Anonymous affiliate "AntiSec" posted a file on the Internet on Monday that it said contained more than 1 million of the Apple numbers
* Facebook Inc
* Automakers turned in their best August since before the 2007-09 recession, with U.S. monthly auto sales rising 20 percent from a year ago as consumers with aging vehicles showed more confidence in buying big-ticket items on easier credit terms.
* General Motors Co
* Rupert Murdoch's News Corp
* U.S. airlines could place hundreds of orders for new jets on top of their recent wave of purchases,- leaving billions of dollars' worth of orders for U.S. manufacturer Boeing Co
* Capital One Financial Corp
* A rally in Apple helped the Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rise 8.09 points, or 0.26 percent, to 3,075.06, on Tuesday, after the tech giant distributed invitations to an event in San Francisco on September 12, setting the stage for what is widely expected to be the release of the iPhone 5. The Dow and the S&P 500 closed lower on Tuesday.
* S&P 500 futures fell 2.7 points and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 17 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures lost 5.25 points.
(Reporting By Angela Moon; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)