July 3, 2013 1:40 PM
Switzerland's cabinet agreed to a new plan for resolving disputes between the country's banks and U.S. authorities cracking down on offshore tax evasion, raising hopes the long-running dispute could be drawing to a close. There have been plenty of acrobatic troupes and plenty of jump rope routines on the "America's Got Talent" stage. But the Chicago Boyz raised the ante considerably during their impressive routine. They took a 9-year-old boy and used him as a jump rope. U.S. stock futures are sliding along with global markets as hotspots in Europe and the Middle East overshadow what are expected to be positive economic signs at home.