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Tuesday, Dec 18
2012, 9:15 AM
Market preview: U.S. stock futures join the broad European run higher after President Obama...
Market preview: U.S. stock futures join the broad European run higher after President Obama offers concessions on tax hikes in talks to avert the fiscal cliff. On the assumption Congress wants to go home for Christmas, a deal could come within days. Or maybe not. The S&P benchmark is +0.2%. Arbitron surges 24% on news it's being bought by Nielsen, while Baker Hughes is -2.9% following an earnings warning. Later: NAHB Housing Market Index, Oracle earnings