Stocks poised for lower start ahead of data


For now, ahead of several key economic reports to be released before the bell, stocks are poised to start lower. The reports, including inflation, manufacturing and capacity utilization could help investors get a better picture of the economy and potential green shoots.

Investors are also following closely the insurance sector as six insurers were cleared for a U.S. bailout. Meanwhile, the goings on in the auto industry and the economic situation around the globe are also in focus.

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