US stock futures range between gains and losses before Wednesday’s trading session.
Futures indices indicate a small gain in public.
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There are several issues and events that could drive a business session.
The Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting on interest rates on Tuesday with an announcement scheduled for Wednesday. Investors largely expect the central bank to keep short-term interest rates at near record levels, but at the same time try to hear what it says about how long they can stay there.
On Tuesday, the Fed said it would extend the life of seven loan programs by three months by the end of the year, confirming the severity of the recession.
THE FED IN WRITING WITH THE FURTHER MOVEMENT THAT THE VIRUS IS COVERING THE US ECONOMY
At Capitol Hill, Apple officials Cook Cook Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google Alphabet parent company Sundar Pichai will attend the antitrust hearing.
Boeing will be the only Dow member to report earnings. Other bell reports include General Motors and General Electric. PayPal and Qualcomm will be after the markets close.
Asian stocks mixed on Wednesday as news of the company̵7;s poor performance contributed to pessimism over the widespread economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo’s Nikkei lost 1.1 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.5 percent, while China’s Shanghai composite jumped 2.1 percent.
On Tuesday, the S&P 500 fell 0.6 percent, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.8 percent and the Nasdaq composite rose 2.1 percent.
In Europe, the London FTSE added 0.3 percent, the German DAX fell 0.1 percent and the French CAC rose 0.7 percent.
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The growing number of coronaviruses in many countries is bringing a new wave of outages, and investors hope Democrats and Republicans can reach an agreement on more aid for some 16 million Americans receiving unemployment benefits, even though the two sides still seem to be far apart.
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US benchmark oil added 47 cents to $ 41.51 a barrel in e-commerce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. He lost 56 cents to $ 41.04 a barrel on Tuesday. Brent raw, an international standard, earned 59 cents at $ 43.83 a barrel.
The associated press contributed to this article.