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FROST - FREEZE ADVISORIES UP FOR PARTS OF THE REGION TONIGHT

Some higher elevated areas have already seen frost in the past week, but tonight will likely be the coolest so far this season, and frost is expected to be more widespread, including some lower elevations. Frost is not expected in the Capital Region, or southern Hudson Valley, but will be likely in cooler locations. Delicate plants should be protected or brought inside where possible.

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September 25, 2013 -- 8:30 a.m. ET - 09/25/13

U.S. stock futures are suggesting a flat open. The Dow and S&P 500 Index are trading less than 0.1% below fair value. The NASDAQ is essentially unchanged on Globex. The major averages are poised to open little changed amid growing concerns of a potential government shutdown on October 1. This comes as the Senate prepares to vote on a stopgap measure that would defund Obamacare. Economic data is also garnering attention. Demand for durable goods recovered in August as orders rose 0.1% following a 8.1% drop in July. Excluding transportation orders fell 0.1% last month. Shortly after the open, a report may show new home sales increased 6.6% to an annual rate of 420,000 in August after dropping in July by the most in three years. On the earnings front, AutoZone posted fiscal fourth-quarter profits and revenues above analyst estimates. Earnings will stay in focus after the closing bell with Bed Bath & Beyonds profit tally scheduled for release. European markets are slightly negative at mid-session. The FTSE is down 0.3% in London. The DAX is off less than 0.1% in Frankfurt. Asia markets were mostly lower overnight. The Nikkei declined 0.8% in Tokyo. Chinas Shanghai Composite index fell 0.6%. Treasuries are little changed before the government sells $35 billion of five-year notes this afternoon. The 10-year note is up 1/32 to yield 2.65% and the 30-year bond is unchanged to yield 3.67%.

 

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