Market preview: Stock futures are off, with the S&P benchmark -0.4%, as China raises bank...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: Stock futures are off, with the S&P benchmark -0.4%, as China raises bank reserve requirements and investors await clarity on a bailout plan for Ireland. European bourses are broadly lower, while Asian markets closed mixed. Crude oil and gold slip, while the dollar is mostly lower. No economic announcements on the calendar.