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STOCKS – European stocks were little changed, heading for their second straight weekly advance, as investors weighed earnings. U.S. stock-index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares rose.
BONDS – Treasuries headed for their first loss in three weeks before a report forecast to show U.S. durable goods orders rebounded in June, damping demand for the safest assets.
COMMODITIES – Gold held near a five-week low, heading for a second weekly loss, as the outlook for improving U.S. economic growth curbed demand for a protection of wealth.
CURRENCIES – A gauge of the dollar rose to the highest level in a month before a U.S. government report that analysts said will show durable goods orders rebounded in June, adding to signs the economy is gathering momentum.
ECONOMIC DATA -US Core Durable Goods Orders m/m due at 8:30 ET.