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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Hints of budget progress halt stock slide

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.

The fiscal mess in Washington continues to dominate attention in global markets this morning, and a hint of progress appears to have halted the slide in stocks for now. U.S. and Canadian stock futures are nearly unchanged and European markets are down modestly, while Asian stocks rose overnight.