Futures market for US stock fell on Monday after the US credit rating was reduced from AAA to AA+ on Friday. For the Dow, the futures market fell 200 points, S&P 500 futures fell 24 points, and Nasdaq futures fell 44 points.
Debt problems in US, Europe don't stop investors from buying up stocks. But analysts warn debt woes remain markets' primary concern.
Stock market opened higher Monday after dipping below 12000 Friday. A number of corporate deals are boosting the stock market.
Stock markets in Asia, Europe fall sharply after US stock markets plunge and Greek debt worries rise. Futures point to rebound in the US.
Stock prices mostly rise on world markets. Germany, France, and several Asian markets see stock prices go up. But markets in US, Britain closed due to holidays.
Japan earthquake drives down major European markets at close. US stocks at midday also down as investors try to evaluate impact of new 7.4 magnitude Japan earthquake.
Concerns about rebuilding costs and radiation push Japan's Nikkei down 1.7 percent. But stocks in Europe edge up and US futures point to stronger open.
Japan's stock market index surges 4.4 percent as outlook for Japanese nuclear plant improves. Other stock markets in Asia, Europe little changed
Stock prices are up in Asia and Europe. Futures point to a rise in US stock prices at the open.
Stock market news is downbeat as traders, investors worldwide worry about rising oil prices, slowing growth.