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US futures mixed; hours left before 'fiscal cliff'

 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., followed by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., second from right, leaves the Senate chamber to meet with fellow...

Fiscal Cliff

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., followed by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., second from right, leaves the Senate chamber to meet with fellow...

U.S. stock futures are mixed on the year's final day of trading, with lawmakers trying to push through a last-minute deal by midnight to avoid higher taxes and deep spending cuts.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 3 points to 12,780. The broader S&P futures have added 2.1 points to 1,386.10. Nasdaq futures are down 3 points to 2,583.
Monday is a shortened day for bond trading, but it's a full day for the stock markets. Volume is very low.
More than $500 billion in 2013 tax increases would begin to take effect and $109 billion would be slashed from defense and domestic programs if a deal isn't reached to avoid the "fiscal cliff.'
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says negotiations continue.


Updated : 2021-06-21 17:04 GMT+08:00