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Parasnand Madho
14 Dec, 2011 | 08:46 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 22 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points following two consecutive trading sessions of losses.  Investors are concerned more euro zone nations will be hit with downgrades in the near term as a solution to the debt crisis remains out of reach.  Meanwhile, many believe the agreement reached last week at the European summit did not go far enough to resolve the financial crisis and the Federal Reserve is warning the crisis in Europe presents a big risk to the US economy.  &nbs ...
Parasnand Madho
7 Dec, 2011 | 08:58 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 47 points and S&P futures are trading up 5 points.  Investors are optimistic Euro zone leaders are working on a plan to expand the region's rescue fund, and a permanent structure to replace the EFSF. Traders are anticipating an interest rate cut at a gathering of finance officials in Europe.  China reported exports slowed in November, adding to signs the world's No. 2 economy is headed for a slow down. ...
Parasnand Madho
1 Dec, 2011 | 08:56 AM
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Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 12 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points following the previous trading session’s huge rally; after central banks from the world’s major economies agreed to stabilize global markets and prevent the euro zone debt crisis from spreading.  France had a better than anticipated bond auction today, but borrowing cost for France and Spain continue to rise.  China reported its factory sector shrank in November, as demand weakened both at home and abroad, adding to worries that the global economy ...