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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Dow's at 16,000; now, the fight to hold it begins

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.

A day after the Dow Jones industrial average broke through the 16,000-point threshold and held it through the close, stocks look set to slumber for a bit. Futures for the blue-chip Dow were flat, suggesting little change when markets open for trading.