With a lower outlook out of the EU, investors now await nonfarm payroll report.
Valero Energy is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Francesca's is initiated with a 'buy.'
With the Fed Chairman appearing again in Washington, markets are set for a steady open Wednesday morning.
Markets are set to open higher after the S&P 500 closed last week at its highest level since 2007.
Markets slightly lower ahead of government jobs figure -- last before the elections.
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The Dow jumps 109 points after rising as many as 191. Oil-price jitters and rising rates trim gains. Those factors and the Fed may weigh on markets Tuesday.
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