Stocks posted gains overseas, and futures are higher ahead of a key senate vote on the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Stocks posted gains overseas, and futures are higher ahead of a key senate vote on the healthcare overhaul.
Asia: Nikkei +1.5% to 10537. Shanghai +2.6% to 3153. BSE +0.8% to 17361. Hong Kong was closed.
Europe at midday: FTSE +0.3% to 5387. CAC +0.1% to 3915. Frankfurt was closed.
Futures: Dow +0.2% to 10427. S&P +0.4% to 1119.50. Nasdaq +0.3%.
Feb. crude +0.3% to $76.90. Gold +0.9% to $1,104.
Treasurys are flat.
Euro +0.5% vs. dollar. Yen +0.4%. Pound +0.3%.