Stock Futures Rise Ahead of Fed Decision

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U.S. stock futures rose, boosted by a series of better-than-expected earnings reports, as investors awaited a critical interest-rate decision from the Federal Reserve. 

Futures for the S&P 500 climbed 1% Wednesday, rebounding a day after

the broad benchmark index fell 1.2%. Contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.5% and futures for the technology-focused Nasdaq-100 jumped 1.7%.