With G20 meetings continuing and Spanish bond rates at record highs above 7%, the European debt crisis again looks to be the central force driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Dow futures were headed up 0.25% before the bell, while European markets also gained. Asian markets were down overnight.
In early news this morning, Walgreen
Only one economic report was due out today: housing starts and new building permits. New home construction was at 708,000, down 4.8% from a revised April estimate of 744,000. But building permits were a light in the darkness, rising to 780,000 -- up 7.9% from April's levels and reaching highs not seen in nearly four years.
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