KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average futures are down 10 points to 16,830 before the start of trading. Standard & Poor's 500 index futures are down two points to 1,950, while Nasdaq 100 futures are up two points to 3,796.
INDICATORS: Economists believe that the Commerce department will report that sales of new homes rose 1.6 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000. Sales recovered in April after slumping in the previous two months, but the pace remained slower than it was a year earlier. The private Conference Board reports on consumer confidence for June, with most expecting a slight uptick.
NEWS OF THE WORLD: Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor
BONDS AND COMMODITIES: In government bond trading, prices rose. The yield on the 10-year note, which falls when prices rise, dropped to 2.60 percent from 2.63 on Monday. The price of oil was little changed at
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