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US stock futures mixed as European leaders report progress toward resolving debt problems
NEW YORK (AP) ' U.S. stock futures are mixed after European leaders said they made progress on resolving the region's debt problems at a weekend summit but delayed offering any details.
European leaders say they will unveil plans to help resolve the crisis by Wednesday. Worries about Europe's debt problems have helped drag global stocks up and down over the last two years.
Strong corporate earnings reports last week helped drive the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight weekly rise. The Standard & Poor's 500 index finished the week at its highest level since Aug. 3, before Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating on Aug. 5 and helped trigger big swings in global markets.
Two hours ahead of the opening, Dow Jones industrial average futures are down 1 point to 11,756. S&P 500 index futures are down 1.60, or 0.1 percent, to 1,233.60. Nasdaq 100 futures are up 0.50 to 2,334.75.