Stock Futures Rise After Proposed Debt-Limit Extension – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. stock futures rose after Republicans offered a short-term debt-limit extension, helping stave off immediate concerns about a possible government default.

Futures for the S&P 500 gained 0.6% Thursday, indicating that the broad market index will rise after a choppy week of trading. Contracts for the tech-focused Nasdaq-100 lifted 0.9% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.5%.