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STOCKS – European stocks rose, as mining companies advanced, and Sky Deutschland AG rallied after British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc said it’s in talks to buy the company. U.S. index futures and Asian shares outside Japan rose.
BONDS – Treasury 10-year notes dropped for a second day before reports this week economists said will show retail sales rose and housing starts increased at the fastest pace this year, damping demand for fixed-income securities.
COMMODITIES – Copper climbed on speculation China will take steps to support markets.
CURRENCIES – The euro traded within 0.2 percent of the lowest level in a month versus the dollar as Citigroup Inc. and UBS AG forecast further declines amid signs the European Central Bank is set to ease monetary policy.
ECONOMIC DATA – FOMC Member Plosser Speaks at 12 noon and US Federal Budget Balance due at 14:00 ET.