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Futures mixed at budget fight simmers

Tuesday - 9/24/2013, 9:52am  ET

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 2013, file photo, a realty sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Gilbert, Ariz. Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller reports on home prices in July on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock futures are mixed with a confrontation over the budget looming.

Investors are also getting a better gauge of the housing market Tuesday with a pair of earnings releases, as well as July pricing data from S&P/Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Dow Jones industrial futures are down 6 points to 15,320. S&P futures have lost 2.2 points to 1,690.50. Nasdaq futures are up 1.25 points to 3,210.25.

Lennar is reporting a 39 percent spike in quarterly profit on healthy home sales. KB Home reports as well Tuesday.

Shares of major U.S. homebuilders are rising in early trading.

S&P/Case-Shiller and the FHFA release July home price figures at 9 a.m. Eastern.

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