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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Stocks rally as U.S. leaders start talking

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 stocks appear headed for a sharp relief rally this morning amid signs of progress in the budget impasse in the U.S. Stock futures are up close to 1 per cent, and European equities are rallying sharply. A bounce-back in the U.S. dollar this morning, however, is keeping commodity prices under pressure.