U.S. index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares rose. Telecom Italia SpA (TIT) may be active after Standard & Poors said it may cut the phone companys debt to non-investment grade by the end of November. Alcatel-Lucent SA may move after people familiar with the matter said the company plans to cut 10,000 jobs. London-listed house builders may move as a U.K. house-price index rose to an 11-year high. Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 Index (SX5E) expiring in December lost 0.1 percent to 2,906 at 7:11 a.m. in London . Contracts on the U.K.s FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.1 percent. Standard & Poors 500 Index futures added less than 0.1 percent, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.3 percent. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.2 percent yesterday to its lowest level since Sept.
23 in the state’s first use of propofol for capital punishment since changing its execution protocol last year. Joseph Franklin is scheduled to be put to death on Nov. 20. Until recently, Missouri and other states with the death penalty used virtually the same three-drug protocol. That changed in recent years as drug makers stopped selling the traditional execution drugs to state corrections departments because they didn’t want them used in lethal injection. Nicklasson was convicted of killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help after Nicklasson’s car became disabled on Interstate 70 in 1994. Franklin is scheduled to be put to death for the 1997 shooting death of Gerald Gordon at a St. Louis area synagogue. Franklin has also been convicted of racially-motivated killings in Utah and Wisconsin, and bombing a synagogue in Tennessee. The uncertainty over Missouri’s execution protocol prompted Republican state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, a 2016 candidate for Missouri attorney general, to suggest last week that Nixon consider reopening the state’s gas chamber. Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster brought up the same idea in July. State statutes currently allow executions either by lethal drug or by gas, though a gas chamber no longer exists in the state.