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STOCKS – European stocks rose, heading for a second week of gains, as mining companies climbed, and investors awaited reports on U.S. housing starts and industrial output. U.S. index futures and Asian shares were little changed.
BONDS – Treasuries are beating stocks for the first month since August before data today economists said will show housing starts fell and industrial production slowed.
COMMODITIES – Crude Oil headed for the first weekly gain since December amid speculation U.S. unemployment and manufacturing data signaled the world’s biggest oil consumer will sustain its economic growth.
CURRENCIES – The US Dollar approached a six-week high against the euro as investors awaited signals on the Federal Reserve’s plans to keep reducing stimulus in a speech today by Fed Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker.
ECONOMIC DATA – US Building Permits due at 8:30, Industrial Production at 9:15, Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment at 9:55, JOLTS Job Openings at 10:00 ET.