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U.S. Morning Call: Futures mixed; a smitten Hurd revealed

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 03:20

Dec. 30 - U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a mixed open on Wall Street for the last session of 2011. A lawyer's letter claims former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd made aggressive romantic advances.

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Here's your morning call for this Friday US stock index futures point to a mixed open as -- and it final trading day of 2011. S&P 500 up less than 1% for the year. It needs to close above 125760. Court this stay that way. Having the best year the major indices up about 6% in NASDAQ in negative territory. Yields on ten year treasuries falling the most since 2008. But Packard's CEO Mark Hurd was. From the moment he -- Jodie Fisher. On the TV show agents love in 2007. He hand picked her to host ATP events. In order to be with her and make her his lover. This according to a letter from her celebrity attorney Gloria all red threatening sexual harassment charges. According to the letter obtained by Reuters and aren't heard wined and -- Fisher and at what point showed her that his checking account balance at a million dollars and it. To impress her and HP investigation dismissed the sexual harassment charges though -- was fired by the -- he's now president of oracle both heard and fixtures and operatives letter contained -- In accuracy. Is that wireless CEO -- -- me try to follow in the footsteps of Bank of America CEO Brian more hand. -- cellphone companies introducing a ten dollar fee for one time telephone and online bill payments the announcement has got a storm of criticism. And comes after angering customers with technical glitches related to its forging service. Earlier this year Bank of America's that it would institute a five dollar me. For customers who use its debit cards with that that plan after a barrage of -- Complaints am public ridicule. Judge -- -- is chastising SEC again he already rejected the agency's 285. Million dollar settlement with Citigroup. Saying it did not indicate. Whether this settlement was there now he's accused the SEC and city of potentially -- leaving the court. By asking. And a with the decision on all well not tell him they asked the hires its velocity and saying this Circuit Court agreed to gays that just seconds before his rulings you reject that request came back. Finally we -- looking at the biggest business stories of 2011 this week Tuesday it was the US that out great Wednesday the death of Steve Jobs Thursday that natural disasters. And today the biggest story of the year at the eurozone debt crisis. Austerity measures imposed across the continent -- -- pilot. Three other. It explodes also led to changes. There that Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. -- replaced I'm Mario Monti. France's Sarkozy and Germany's Merkel held several face to face meetings trying to solve the crisis. Heroes big and -- throughout the year as of survival was question. Now trading at lows not seen since 2010. As the crisis continues. That's your morning call this Friday I'm Rhonda schaffler this is writers and signers.

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U.S. Morning Call: Futures mixed; a smitten Hurd revealed

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 03:20