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Global stock markets were mixed overnight, on this first trading day of the month. Asian shares benefitted from Wednesday's OPEC agreement to cut production levels, while stock markets in Europe were pressured on worries about the December 4 Italian referendum on constitutional reforms.
A "no" vote on the reforms could eventually put Italy in violation of European Union rules. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward weaker openings when the New York day session begins.