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European stocks were seen rising Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and extending their Christmas rally.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
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Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.
U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.
European shares were set to dip on Monday, with investors' nerves rattled by possible escalating tensions in North Korea.
European shares are expected to open flat Friday, though concerns about the euro zone debt crisis linger and could weigh on markets.
European shares were set to open flat to slightly lower Thursday, continuing to pause from strong gains earlier in the week.
European stocks were indicated to open lower after Moody's put Spain's credit rating on review for a possible downgrade, on worries over the country's debt and funding needs for next year.
The risks of debt deflation and disorderly sovereign and private-sector defaults are rising because policymakers are pressing ahead with spending cuts and raising taxes before seeing strong signs of an economic recovery, economist Nouriel Roubini wrote in a commentary piece for Project Syndicate.
European investors were set to take a wait-and-see approach to start Tuesday, with indications of little change to major markets at the opening bell.
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European shares looked set to extend their winning streak to a fifth session Friday as investor sentiment got a boost from positive economic data from the U.S.
European stocks looked set to continue the strong performance of the previous session at the open Thursday as commodities regained strength and boosted the major indexes.
European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, with stocks poised to halt a week-long rally, mirroring a mixed session on Wall Street.
European stocks were seen rising on Tuesday, lifted by U.S. President Barack Obama's compromise deal to extend all Bush-era tax cuts for two years.
The euro once meant flush banks and easy credit, but these days it has laid bare a cold reality: Portugal shares the high wages and prices of richer northern European neighbors, but not their competitiveness, reports the New York Times.
European shares are seen opening little changed Friday after Thursday's strong gains, with investors waiting for widely-watched US nonfarm payrolls data for near-term market direction.
"This December...holds the key for much of the narrative in the capital markets for the next 12 months," one market strategist says.