NEW YORK - U.S. stock index futures rallied on Friday after the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program just days after the U.S. Federal Reserve wound down its own package of economic incentives.
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By Francisco Alvarado, Zachary Fagenson and Joshua Franklin
BRUSSELS - Inflation in the 18 countries sharing the euro edged up slightly in October, a first estimate by the European Union's statistics office showed on Friday, giving some hope to policy makers that price deflation can be avoided.
In a comparison of 14 industrialized countries, the United States trailed only Italy in the pollsters' index of ignorance about the realities of modern life.