The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 3,228.62 up with +0.09% percent or +2.87 point. Other U.S. stock futures higher in pre-market trading for  Dec 23.The Dow Futures is trading at 28,502.50 up with +0.07% percent or +20.50 point.The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 8,719.75 up with +0.10%  percent or +9.00 point.


Shares of PG&E PCG, +0.64% are down over 20% as Gov. Gavin Newsom of California demands changes to the utility’s plan to pay wildfire victims and exit bankruptcy.

Food flavoring group International Flavors & Fragrances IFF, -0.44% is merging with conglomerate DuPont’s DD, -0.63% nutrition unit in a $26.2 billion deal.

Boeing shares BA, -1.65% are down after the Wall Street Journal reported that the aircraft maker may stop or further cut production of the 737 Max, involved in two fatal crashes. A Boeing spokesman told the Journal that th


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,455.09  up with +0.28% percent or  +78.13 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,221.22 up with +0.49% percent or +15.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,924.96 up with +0.42% percent or +37.74  point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,671.90 up with +0.29%  percent or +4.81 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,022.88  up with +0.043% percent or +0.44 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 2,065.61 up with +0.55% percent or +11.30   point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,435.65 up with +0.40% percent or +5.74 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,887.82 up with +0.49% percent or +9.17 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,779.49 up with +0.50% or +8.89 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,821.11 up with +0.019% percent or +4.48 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,857.69  with a loss of –0.049% percent or –13.66 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,974.10  with a loss of –1.03% percent or –30.84  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,648.81 with a loss of –0.079% percent or –32.73 point at 12:15 PM.Germany’s DAX is trading at 13,294.78  with  a loss of –0.18% percent or –24.12 point. France’s CAC 40 is trading at 6,024.06  up  with +0.042% percent or +2.53 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 is trading at 418.53  up with +0.03% percent or +0.13  point.