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Let's back things up for the live look at the markets and in Asia they -- with the rally upbeat Chinese trade and inflation data lifted Chinese shares to three month highs.
China's exports grew seven point 2% in August above market expectations.
Of -- 6% rise from a year earlier Japanese shares rallied following an upward revision in second quarter GDP to an annualized three point 8% expansion.
From a preliminary two point 6%.
Also Tokyo won its bid to host the 20/20.
Summer Olympics green arrows across the board in Asia particularly the Nikkei.
And the Shanghai now in Europe -- to starting the week lower with oil companies moving lower as crude declines you've got.
London currently down.
Eight Paris -- and that's seven Frankfurt's up.
24 points here in the US we've got green arrows across the board fairly flat except for the Dow up 43 points.
S&P futures are up five NASDAQ futures -- up fifteen.
Stocks were little changed on Friday though after disappointing monthly jobs report.
In which 169000.
Jobs were created missing the estimate for 180000.
The Dow is up fourteen points S&P and NASDAQ slightly up.
As for the week the Dow gained three quarters of a percent snapping a four week losing streak the S&P was up more than 1% and the NASDAQ climbed 2%.
It looks like -- -- kiss may have found a buyer sources tell the Wall Street Journal the luxury retailer.
It's close to being sold to a team of Ares management and the Canada pension plan investment board.
For more than six billion dollars.
Another private equity team TPG and Warburg Pincus.
Bought Neiman Marcus for four point nine billion back in 2005.
But the journal -- report.
That discussions about a deal which continued yesterday could still fall apart -- watch that one for you.
It also looks like Michael Dell's John -- battle to take -- company private may be successful.
People familiar with the matter -- -- to guests Reno that the PC companies optimistic shareholders will approve founder Michael Dell's 24 point eight billion dollar offer.
Although it's not a done deal.
Activist investor Carl Icahn has been trying to block the deal but a change in Dell's voting rules.
Reportedly should -- controlled the company to Dell and silver lake partners which is backing his offer shareholders are due to meet Thursday at Dell's headquarters in Texas for a vote.
And has been postponed three times -- Last month the company agreed to change the voting rules to ease approval for the deal in return for increased bid and the special dividend payment.
At at about 400 million dollars to the offer.
Filling up the gas pump will come with a bigger bill the price of gas rose three cents a gallon during the past two weeks according to the Lundberg survey.
Which says -- national average is now three dollars 58 cents a gallon.
But the price of oil is falling looking at the number today we've got it down about seventeen cents at the moment gold.
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