Market preview: Stock futures tick higher after a report that the White House is in advanced...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: Stock futures tick higher after a report that the White House is in advanced talks about replacing broad spending cuts and tax hikes with a more modest package (i.e., kick the can down the road). S&P  +0.3%. Dell -1.5% as Q3 earnings fell 47% amid plunging PC sales. Still ahead: industrial production, e-commerce sales.