(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equity futures were steady and benchmark Treasury yields remained near their highest since June as traders readied for the final presidential debate and lawmakers in Washington continued to haggle over a spending bill. Asian stocks were mixed.S&P 500 contracts were little changed after the benchmark closed higher with financial stocks rallying almost 2%. The 10-year Treasury yield steadied around 0.85% amid data showing the labor market is still gradually recovering. The dollar was little changed. Japanese and South Korean shares edged higher, while those in Australia dipped. Intel Corp. tumbled in after-hours trading after a tepid forecast.Investors remained finely tuned into developments in Washington, where lawmakers continue to work toward a package to bolster the economy. While House speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled optimism on a deal with the administration, opposition remains in the Republican-controlled Senate, making a pact before the election less likely.“The big move in the bond market has been going on for the past few days and it’s mostly because the bond market is expecting that one way or another there will be a stimulus package, if not before the election then after the election” Ed Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research, said on Bloomberg TV.Next up comes the final presidential debate before the U.S. election, between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. That will be live from Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday night.Elsewhere, there is increasing evidence that the pandemic is worsening. German infections have jumped to a record and Spain’s heath minister said the spread of coronavirus is out of control in certain parts of the country. U.S. hospitalizations for Covid-19 have reached a two-month high.These are some of the main market moves:StocksS&P 500 Index futures were flat as of 9:01 a.m. in Tokyo. The gauge rose 0.5% on Thursday.Japan’s Topix index gained 0.2%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index slid 0.2%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was steady after rising 0.2%.The euro bought $1.1808, down 0.1%.The yen was at 104.85 per dollar.The offshore yuan traded at 6.6719 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries dipped to 0.85%.Australia’s 10-year yield rose three basis points to 0.84%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude was at $40.55 a barrel, down 0.2%.Gold was at $1,904.38 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.