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Market watch top headlines
December 06 2012, 05:48AM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is UP 111.21 points at 13062.99 in late trading in New York, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index is 5.64 points HIGHER at 1412.69.
The NASDAQ Composite index is DOWN 14.76 points at 2981.92.
The Australian dollar is trading at 1.0461 US cents, DOWN 0.0007 on the Sydney close.
It's buying 86.09 Japanese yen, 0.7991 euros, 64.93 British pence and 1.2667 New Zealand dollars.
Benchmark crude oil last traded DOWN 0.26 dollars at $US87.75 per barrel.
The Australia market is set to open higher, with the SPI futures index up 16.00 points.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 16.83 points to 4520.40, and the broader All Ordinaries index rose 16.28 points to 4528.04.