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Tech was the talk this morning in early preopen trading.

Lately on electronic brokerage

Instinet

, big-caps were working on recovering some of what they lost last week.

Cisco Systems

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was up 25 cents to $28.44, software giant

Microsoft

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was gaining 88 cents to $60 and

Intel

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was 25 cents higher to $33.75.

WorldCom

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, though, hadn't recently hit its recovery point yet and was continuing to slide. The long distance company reported earnings last week

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in line with estimates but far lower than year-ago estimates. The stock was off $1.31, or 6.5%, to $19.

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Early on, futures were pointing to a positive opening at the bell. The

S&P 500 futures on

Globex

lately were up 3 to 1324, about 5 points above fair value as calculated by

Prudential Securities

. The thinly traded

Nasdaq 100

futures were up 14 to 2291, or almost 20 points above fair value as calculated by

TheStreet.com

.

Europe's major indices were slightly higher, with France's

CAC 40

up 0.3%, Germany's

Xetra Dax

up 0.6% and the U.K.'s

FTSE 100

0.6% higher. Hong Kong's

Hang Seng

slipped 1.1%. Japan's

Nikkei 225

was closed for a holiday.

For more on the world stock markets, check out

TheStreet.com's

global indices information

For Friday's postclose trading, see The Night Watch.