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U.S. Futures

S&P 500: +0.90; 1,392.50
NASDAQ 100: +7.75; 1,769.50
Dow: -5.00; 12,203.00

International Indexes

Asia
NIKKEI 225: -0.11%; 16,198.57 (-17.17)
HANG SENG: +0.75%; 18,952.86 (+141.62)
S&P/ASX 200: -0.55%; 5,429.00 (-30.20)
BSE SENSEX 30: +0.50%; 13,137.49 (+64.98)

Europe
FTSE 100: -0.28%; 6,221.80 (-17.20)
CAC 40: +0.20%; 5,448.16 (+11.00)
XETRA-DAX: +0.08%; 6,354.63 (+5.37)

Commodity Futures (Reuters/Jefferies CRB)

Oil: +1.30%; $60.61 (+$0.78)
Gold: +0.73%; $622.80 (+$4.50)
Natural Gas: +0.35%; $7.85 (+$0.03)
Silver: +0.88%; $12.66 (+$0.11)

Asian Headlines (via Bloomberg.com)

Japanese Bank Stocks Decline as Lending Slows; Hong Kong Climbs to Record

Renault, Mahindra Will Build Car Factory in India, Nissan in Talks to Join

Australian Employment Unexpectedly Falls 32,100; First Drop in Nine Months

China Fund Managers May Invest $75 Billion Abroad, Standard Chartered Says

Malaysia's Aziz Says Ringgit Movements `Orderly,' No Excessive Speculation

European Headlines (via Bloomberg.com)

Dubai May Buy EADS Stake, Reduces $1 Billion Investment in DaimlerChrysler

Bank of England Raises Benchmark Interest Rate to Highest Level Since 2001

Danske Bank Agrees to Buy Finland's Sampo Bank for $5.15 Billion in Cash

BT Earnings Climb on Broadband, Services; Deutsche Telekom's Profit Falls borat

InBev, SABMiller Raise Profit on Growth in Latin America, Eastern Europe

`Borat' Film Is Banned by Russian Movie Censors as `Offensive' to Viewers

U.S. Headlines (via Bloomberg.com)

3M to Sell Pharmaceutical Units to Graceway, Meda, Funds for $2.1 Billion

U.S. Trade Gap Probably Narrowed From a Record in September on Cheaper Oil

Cisco Shares Jump in Germany as Sales Forecast Exceeds Analyst Estimates

J.C. Penney Net Income Rises on New Clothing Brands; Forecast Is Raised

Viacom's Net Income Declines 16 Percent; Finance Chief Dolan Steps Down capitol

Democrats Clinch Full Control of U.S. Congress for First Time in 12 Years

Source: U.S. To Open Flat To Slightly Higher