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U.S. stock futures up slightly : Stocks and Markets in the News | U.S. Futures Indications - August 27, 2012. -

By William L. Watts , MarketWatch    FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock-index futures traded flat to a shade higher Monday, with investors looking to speeches at the end of the week from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for clues to further policy measures, while Apple Inc. shares were poised to rise after the company won a major victory in its patent battle with rival Samsung Electronics Co.  Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU2 +0.11% were unchanged at 13,156. Reuters Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. S&P 500 Index futures SPU2

NYT GLOBAL UPDATE - August 26, 2012 - : Mass Burials Held in Damascus Suburb Amid Army Crackdown.

August 26, 2012 Global Update TOP NEWS Mass Burials Held in Damascus Suburb Amid Army Crackdown By an EMPLOYEE of THE NEW YORK TIMES in SYRIA and DAMIEN CAVE With more than 200 bodies found over the weekend, the assault in Daraya, a suburb of Damascus has begun to look like one of the deadliest and focused short-term raids of the uprising. U.S. Foreign Arms Sales Reach $66.3 Billion in 2011 By THOM SHANKER The huge number, triple that of 2010, was largely driven by sales to Persian Gulf nations looking to shore up their defenses against Iran. German Central Banker Sees Danger in Euro Rescue Plan By JACK EWING Jens Weidmann, the president of the Bundesbank, said he was firmly opposed to government bond purchases by the European Central Bank. Global Edition Home Page » N.Y. / Region Video: Calling All Refugee Kids The Refugee Youth Summer Academy in Manhattan helps immigrant children and t

NYT Today's Headlines: -: Romney Adopts Harder Message for Last Stretch

August 26, 2012 Today's Headlines TOP NEWS Romney Adopts Harder Message for Last Stretch By JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG Mitt Romney is heading into his nominating convention with his advisers convinced he needs a more combative footing against President Obama.  Multimedia Feature : A New Guide to the Republican Herd For Big Givers, Cash and Clout Arrive Together By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE Lobbyists, corporate executives, trade associations and donors exploit legal loopholes, making each party's quadrennial convention a gathering of money and influence unrivaled in politics. Neil Armstrong 1930-2012 Made 'Giant Leap' as First Man to Step on Moon By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD Neil Armstrong became a global hero as the first human to set foot on an extraterrestrial body. The Lede: Reaction to Neil Armstrong's Death on Twitter  Slide Show : Remembering Neil Armstrong Video Feature: Mission to the Moon • NYTimes.

After Fed chairman's statement, that there are more tools, if needed, to stimulate the economy, the Dow bounced back: : Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close Analysis by MarketWatch - August 24, 2012. -

By Kate Gibson , MarketWatch  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks tallied strong gains Friday, with the Dow industrials bouncing back following a four-session slide, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank has more tools, if needed, to stimulate the economy.  The end-of-week push higher “doesn’t represent much that you can sink your teeth into,” said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.  “Volume is light, and most people are probably headed to the Hamptons,” said Luschini, adding that Wall Street will “come back [after the Labor Day holiday] and see what Europe has to say” on Sept. 3.  The final week of summer trading has Bernanke scheduled to speak at an annual gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo., next Friday, with the Fed chairman followed by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi the following day. Fed preview: Draghi may steal Bernanke’s thunder at Jackson Hole.