- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday on Europe's debt woes.
- China central banker: Loose monetary policy must change.
- Euro-zone economic sentiment indicator rose to 105.3 in Nov from 103.8 in October.
- Euro drops below $1.30 for first time since mid-September amid sov.debt fears.
- German unemployment sinks again in November as economic rebound continues.
- Fed bought $7.226B in Treasury debt on Monday, the tenth operation of QE2.
- India’s economy grew 8.9% in July-Sept quarter from year ago.
- Japan Unemployment rises, output falls, showing risk economy may contract.
- North Korea confirms it has uranium-enrichment facility.
- Oil hovers below $86 in Asia as traders eye US crude inventory reports.
- Poland's economy picks up speed, growing 4.2% on the year in Q3.
- South Korea’s industrial output rises 13.5% in Oct - rose less than estimated.
- Spain's banks face $111B funding hurdle in 2011 amid bailout threat.
- Treasuries rise for third day on concern European debt crisis will spread.
- ABB to buy Baldor Electric for $63.5/sh, transaction valued at $4.2B, incl $1.1B in debt.
- ACS's $3.6B bid for Hochtief backed by German financial regulator.
- Altera reaffirmed Q4 revenue est of $543.3-559.1M vs. cons f'cast of $543.8M.
- Avon Products to sell $290M in Senior notes in private placement.
- Bank of Ireland requires an additional €2+B in capital early next year.
- Cardinal Health buys Chinese drug distributor, Zuellig Pharma, for $470M.
- Google likely to acquire closely held online discounter Groupon for $6B.
- HP plans to sell $2B of debt to repay commercial paper borrowings.
- Husky Energy to buy oil and gas properties worth $841M in W. Canada from Exxon.
- Interactive Brokers Group declared a special dividend of $1.79/sh.
- Kraft Foods announces cash debt tender offers for up to $1B.
- Microsoft sells 2.5M if its Kinect motion-sensing video game controller in 25 days.
- Lukoil posts $2.8B in Q3 net profit, 40% higher than year before due to strong sales.
- Petronas to pay $9.5B shell-sized dividend as oil production falls.
- Thor Inds misses by $0.10, posts Q1 EPS of $0.44. Revs rose 20.7% to $606.7M.
- Toyota to recall about 650,000 Prius hybrids on coolant pump defect.
- Wal-Mart offered $2.32B to buy 51% of South Africa's Massmart Holdings.
Economic Calendar: Data on Case-Shiller 20-city Index, Chicago PMI, Consumer Confidence.
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