A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020.
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U.S. stock futures declined early Wednesday morning as traders digested the first U.S. presidential debate.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 217 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures were also both in negative territory. Earlier, Dow futures briefly fell more than 300 points.
Futures rose slightly during the debate, but quickly gave up that ground as the debate ended. It wasn’t clear whether the gyrations were related to the contentious comments being traded back and forth by…