Equity futures are pointing lower this morning with the Dow Jones Industrial Average looking to open 37 points lower while the broader S&P500 index is looking to open 2 points lower. Moving fast in the pre-market session are shares of Taylor Devices up over 41% following Q2 results; AnnTaylor up 10% following quarterly results; RC2 Corp up over 9% following Tomy’s announcement to buy the company for $642 million; Atrinsic up over 7%; and Valero Energy Corp up over 4% on news that it will buy Chevron’s Pembroke refinery for $1.73 billion. Shares of Sprint Nextel are down over 2% on news of Clearwire’s management shake-up; and shares of Alcoa are down over 2%.
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influential Libor rates, announced that it would be willing to give up