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Stock futures edge higher as China moves to contain virus outbreak

January 22, 2020

Futures markets pointed to a higher start for U.S. stocks Wednesday, with investors showing confidence in efforts by Chinese authorities to contain the outbreak of a deadly flu-like virus which has spread to other countries.

What are major indexes doing?

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH20, +0.23% rose 88 points, or 0.3%, to 29,267, while S&P 500 futures ESH20, +0.37% gained 12.75 points, or 0.4%, to 3,332.25. Nasdaq-100 futures NQH20, +0.64% were up 60.5 points, or 0.7%, at 9,230.25.

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