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Sep 7, 2011 7:52 AM by Kate Richards

Stocks to start up for today

U.S. stock futures are following European shares as they increase.

The Stoxx 600 Europe index is up more than 2 percent after a German court upheld the country's role in bailing out other countries in the European Union.

Investors will receive reports Wednesday on U.S. job openings in June and a snapshot of business conditions around the nation.

Yahoo shares are up 7 percent in premarket trading after it announced that CEO Carol Bartz had been fired. Bank of America is up 3 percent after announcing two top officers will leave the company.

Before the opening bell, Dow futures are up 112 points, or 1 percent, to 11,240. S&P 500 futures are up 13, or 1.1 percent, to 1,177. Nasdaq 100 futures are up 22, or 1.1 percent, to 2,188.

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