US STOCKS-Wall Street to open flat; manufacturing, tech earnings in focus

* ITW slumps after cutting FY profit forecast due to dollar * LifePoint Health surges on $5.6 bln deal * Dollar’s strength, trade war fears weigh on sentiment * Tesla falls after report on supplier talks * Futures: Dow and S&P flat, Nasdaq dips 0.22 pct (Adds analyst comment; updates details, prices) By Amy Caren Daniel July 23 (Reuters) – U.S. 

UPDATE 1-China should normalize stock index futures trading, regulator says

(Recasts with attribution to regulatory official) SHANGHAI/BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) – China should scramble to resume normal trade in stock index futures, a top Chinese securities regulator said on Monday, in an effort to satisfy the risk management needs of both domestic and foreign investors. 

UPDATE 1-Tesla shares drop on report that it asked suppliers for refunds

(Adds analysts’ comments, details; Updates shares) July 23 (Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc fell more than 4 percent in trading before the bell on Monday, after a report that the electric car maker has turned to some suppliers for a refund of previously made payments in a bid to turn a profit. 

Tesla shares drop after report on supplier talks

July 23 (Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc fell more than 4 percent in trading before the bell on Monday, after a report that the electric car maker has turned to some suppliers for a refund of previously made payments in a bid to turn a profit.