Stock futures inch higher after sell-off prompted by first U.S. omicron case

Written by on December 1, 2021

U.S. stock index futures inched higher during overnight trading on Wednesday, after the CDC confirmed the first known case of the omicron variant in the U.S., sending stocks tumbling.

Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 72 points. S&P 500 futures advanced 0.2%, while Nasdaq 100 futures added 0.25%.

During regular trading the Dow fell about 460 points, or 1.34%. Earlier in the session the 30-stock . . .

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