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Stocks and Markets in the news | Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks extend fall in broadly weak Asia

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Asia Hong Kong stocks extend fall in broadly weak Asia Hong Kong stocks drop for a sixth straight session to lead some major Asian markets lower as China’s export and import figures disappoint and European debt worries remain in focus. 4:43 a.m. Today   Crude-oil slips as China trade data disappoints Crude-oil futures slip in electronic trading, putting the commodity on track for seven-session losing streak, as disappointing Chinese trade data cast another shadow on the global economy. 3:54 a.m. Today   Micron in talks to buy Japan's Elpida TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) -- Micron Technology Inc., the Boise, Idaho, chip maker, on Thursday confirmed that it is in talks to acquire Elpida Memory Inc. Media reports have speculated for the past week that Micron won the bidding for the Japanese chip maker. Elpida late in F

Stocks & Markets in the News | Futures: U.S. stock futures near flat ahead of EU summit: Indications | MarketWatch

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By Kate Gibson and William L. Watts , MarketWatch  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures wavered Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of European efforts to address the region’s debt crisis and digested the latest corporate earnings.  Risk appetite is holding up “amid hopes that there will be a comprehensive solution on the euro-zone debt crisis tomorrow,” Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., wrote in emailed commentary. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJ1Z +0.46% fell 19 point to 11,806. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures SP1Z +0.50%  slipped nearly 1 point to 1,246.2, while Nasdaq 100 futures