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U.S. Morning Call: Stock futures down, spotlight on Yahoo!

Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 02:26

Dec. 1 - U.S. stock futures are pointing to a weaker open, and Yahoo! is in the spotlight after a source told Reuters Blackstone Group and Bain Capital are preparing a $25 billion bid for the company.

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Here's a wake up this Thursday US stock index futures are flat to lower right now. After soaring Wednesday following the coordinated action of central banks provide cheaper funding. Dow NASDAQ S&P futures right now take a look we got two out of three we've read -- In Europe ECB chief Mario drive he signaled his willingness to take stronger action to fight it debt crisis if political leaders agree. To tighter budget controls. Source tells Reuters Blackstone and Bain Capital preparing to leave a 25 billion dollar bid for -- A partnership but also an all Asian firms including Alibaba has not. Yet been finalized Yahoo!'s board is already received at least two offers from minority stake. From groups made up private equity firms and Microsoft. Based on games developer Zynga is seeking a lower than expected ten billion dollar valuation -- stop offering expected to be priced -- December 15. That's according to sources two weeks ago a company filing included an analysis of value in being at. At fourteen million dollars the company plans an initial flow at about 10%. It's out. Federal agents are ready to make arrests related to rates for hedge funds last year. Sources say as many as three people could be taken into custody in the coming weeks. And some will plead guilty to insider trading. The raids took place that -- back capital management level global investors and loch capital management and a -- at all. US senators will question financial regulators today about their oversight of and that's global. The bank -- broker made risky bets and can't account for hundreds of millions and customer funds. CFTC commissioners including chairman Gary Gensler and SEC had Mary Schapiro will appear before a senate committee later today. Thomson Reuters IFR markets is paying close attention to the ISM report today it expects a slight gain in the national manufacturing survey. Which would resolve contradictory signals from regional surveys also provides that last piece of employment data before Friday's jobs report. Comes at a 10 AM weekly jobless claims are out at -- Stocks to watch today include hospital this morning the discount chain reported comparable store sales for November that topped expectations. And target we -- late yesterday it plans to offer big discounts on toys. To this holiday sales as a morning call this Thursday on that Rodgers and this is writers that side.

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U.S. Morning Call: Stock futures down, spotlight on Yahoo!

Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 02:26