U.S. stock futures rose slightly in overnight trading and pointed to gains at the open on Wednesday after the S&P 500 closed lower for the first time in eight days.
Dow futures were higher by 54 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures were also in positive territory.
After the bell on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the U.S. government will purchase 100 million doses of Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, which is currently in late-stage human trials.
Earlier, former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris of California will join him on the Democratic ticket.
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