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Overseas markets took a beating last night, which seems to be weighing on stock futures in the pre-open trading. It seems that higher interest rates in the U.S. is a more disconcerting proposition for the rest of the world than for U.S. investors, who powered Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 4131.1
) to another record high yesterday. Finland (HEXND - 13,721
) is leading the way lower with its 10.5-percent decline. Amsterdam (AMIND - 642
), France (CACND - 5666.3
), and Sweeden (AFFND - 5171.2
) are each lower by four percent or more. The German DAX (FRIND - 6528
) is also taking it on the chin, as it is down about 3.3 percent.