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Before the bell: Stock futures pare gains on Citibank miss

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Optimism that a deal is close at hand to reopen the U.S. government and raise the nation's debt ceiling is lifting equity values this morning overseas, although U.S. and Canadian stock futures are nearly flat as the opening bell approaches, erasing modest gains from earlier this morning. A weaker-than-expected earnings report from Citibank - the first major U.S. bank to report third-quarter results - is weighing on sentiment.