Morning Market Snapshot: March 8th, 2011

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Good Morning. It's Tuesday, March 8, 2011. At this hour, U.S. equity futures are higher. Overseas, the Asian markets were mixed, while the European markets are also mixed. Boeing (BA) and Air China (AIRYY) signed an agreement for the purchase of five 747-8 Intercontinental jetliners. Air China is the first Chinese carrier to contract the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8...Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) entered into a definitive agreement with Barclays (BCS) to purchase shares of its common stock under an accelerated share repurchase program. The company purchased 2.5M shares from Barclays for $149.4M, or $59.76 per share...Casey's General Stores (CASY) targets 4%-6% annual increase in stores.