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

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.
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  • robgra
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    How can anyone describe rejection of a GOP compromise offer as "progress"? Perhaps they meant progress toward falling off the "cliff"?
    17 Dec 2012, 09:25 AM Reply Like
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