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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Big losses loom for TSX, BlackBerry rallies

The Before the Bell report is constantly updated to reflect the latest news developments and market moves in the premarket. Check back later for updates.

U.S. and Canadian stock markets are poised to tumble at the open, as the stalemate in Washington over a new budget continues and uncertainly reigns over how the U.S. political parties will be able to reach agreement on raising the nation's debt limit in time to avoid default. Shares in BlackBerry Ltd., however, are rising sharply in the U.S. premarket amid a report of additional firms expressing buying interest in at least some parts of the company.