China has signed a number of trade deals throughout Europe that could boost struggling economies, but some Europeans have misgivings about the possibility of a financial lifeline from China.
Stock futures point to a slightly higher open on Wall Street as traders watch to see if OPEC will boost oil production.
Oil prices fell from their highs on prospects of higher OPEC production. After flirting with $120 a barrel in London, oil prices declined to nearly $114.
Interest rates could be pushed up next month, the head of the European Central Bank says. But he doesn't foresee a big hike in interest rates.
Industrial production, consumer confidence, and business confidence are all in bad shape.
A Christian Science perspective.
Stock market news centers on the euro, which drifted back from a two-month high versus the dollar.