Merkel said Germany is opposed to a phrase in the draft EU summit that calls for support for continued ECB non-standard measures.
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S&P 500 futures rose 0.2 point and were in line with fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 1 points, while Nasdaq 100 futures added 0.75 point.
(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)