Andrew Bulkeley was a Berlin-based European correspondent for The Deal for over a decade. Andrew has covered some of Europe's biggest deals, including the marriage and divorce of Daimler and Chrysler, Vodafone's record acquisition of Mannesmann, and the turbulent non-sale of General Motor's Opel.
All eyes are on Friday's jobs report after Thursday's disappointment.
Futures may be negative, but investors may not be able to resist the 20,000 mark Thursday.
Investors are waiting for more detail on the Fed increase and Japanese investors are happy about a lower yen.
Futures are higher late Wednesday but they have been all week and the market went the opposite direction in regular trade.
Investors appear ready to push indexes higher Thursday, but another bond auction may get in the way.
Nasdaq reached a new record Tuesday as the Santa rally piggy-backed onto the election rally.
Futures follow market retreats as investors ponder trade and look forward to Christmas.
The final GDP figure will be out Thursday, but will it be enough for Dow 20k?
Futures for the Dow are higher but will Wednesday be the day?
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