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U.S. Stock Futures Higher; Govt., Earnings in Focus

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street stocks Wednesday with the House scheduled to meet at 10.00 a.m. and the Senate at noon.

With the deadline looming Thursday and the government in its 16th day of partial shutdown, House Democrat and Representative Chris Van Hollen told MSNBC late Tuesday night Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican leader Senator Mitch McConnell “are very close” to an agreement.