By Alexandra Scaggs and Tomi Kilgore
NEW YORK–U.S. stock futures declined, pulling back from sharp gains in the previous session, as weak retail sales weighed on stocks.
About 50 minutes ahead of the open, the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped 42 points, or 0.3%, to 12472. The Dow ran up 163 points, or 1.3%, on Tuesday to close at the highest level since May 29.
Standard Poor’s 500-stock index futures lost 6 points, or 0.5%, to 1314 and Nasdaq 100 futures gave up 10 points, or 0.4%, to 2537. Changes in stock futures do not always accurately predict …