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STOCKS – European stocks rose, following their biggest gain in seven weeks, as investors awaited a report that may show U.S. employers hired workers at a faster pace last month. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also climbed.
BONDS – Treasury 10-year notes headed for their first weekly decline this year on speculation a jobs report today will encourage the Federal Reserve to keep reducing its bond purchases.
COMMODITIES – Copper rose for a second day in London before a report projected to show hiring of workers more than doubled last month in the U.S., bolstering prospects for demand in the second-biggest consumer of the metal.
CURRENCIES – The euro fell for the first time in three days against the dollar as Germany’s top court questioned a rescue plan for debt crisis-hit euro-area nations and asked Europe’s highest judges to rule on its legality.