LONDON -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Individual stocks that may rally this morning include Sunoco
New economic data that might impact today's trading includes personal income and consumption figures for March, which are expected to show that income rose by 0.3%, and spending by 0.4%. February's comparative figures were 0.2% and 0.8%, suggesting slightly weaker spending, perhaps due to rising inflation.
The latest Core PCI Price Index is also due and is expected to show an increase of 0.2% in March.
In Europe, news that Spain is back in recession contributed to a 0.6% fall in the country's main IBEX 35 index, with the FTSE Eurofirst 300 and France's CAC 40 also weakening in light trading through the morning. Germany's DAX index bucked the trend, finishing the morning up by 0.1%.
In London markets also opened weaker, with the FTSE 100
Top UK risers against the trend included AstraZeneca
Earnings season continues today, with NYSE Euronext unveiling first-quarter earnings slightly below expectations before the open and Anadarko Petroleum and McKesson Corporation due to reveal earnings after the market closes tonight.
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