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US equity futures are rising after impressive gains from tech giants

Futures on the US stock index rose late on Thursday, after huge gains from some of the largest tech companies. As of 8:30 PM, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have YM00,
+ 0.32%
increased by 110 points, or 0.4%, while S&P 500 futures ES00,
+ 0.31%
rose 0.4% and Nasdaq-100 futures NQ00,
+ 0.94%
rose 1%. Apple AAPL,
+ 1.21%
and Amazon AMZN,
+ 0.60%
results posted Thursday afternoon that blew analyst expectations, and Facebook FB,
+ 0.51%
and Google parent Alphabet CreatieveL,
+ 0.97%
solid results, if less overwhelming, results. During regular trading, the Dow DJIA,
-0.85%
closed 225.92 points, or 0.9%, lower at 26,313.65, while the S&P 500 SPX,
-0.37%
lost 12.20 points, or 0.4%, to close at 3.246.24, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP,
+ 0.42%,
achieved 44.87 points, or 0.4%, to finish in 10,587.81.

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