Market preview: Stock futures are higher, buoyed by apparent progress in U.S. budget...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: Stock futures are higher, buoyed by apparent progress in U.S. budget negotiations and despite a fifth straight negative reading from Empire State manufacturing. S&P futures +0.5%. Japan's Nikkei surged to an eight-month high after the victory by the Liberal Democratic Party, seen as an advocate for much more aggressive economic growth policies.