LONDON -- Yesterday's strong economic news propelled the Dow Jones Industrial Average
In pre-market trading, investors seemed bearish on Chesapeake Energy
Even if the economic data is good at home, bad news from European markets could weigh on today's trading. The FTSE 100
The falls were caused by news that unemployment in the eurozone had reached a record level of 10.9%. New data also showed that most European countries had seen a fall in manufacturing output in recent months. The price of long-dated UK and German government bonds rose as investors sought out safety, while U.K. banking shares, notably Barclays
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Back at home, earnings data from Comcast, Visa, and Time Warner is expected before the markets open, with updates due during the day from MasterCard and Marathon Oil.
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