Commuters exit a Wall Street subway station near the New York Stock Exchange.
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Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes rose during the overnight session Wednesday evening as investors eyed a key inflation report due out Thursday.
U.S. markets continued to trade within a tight range on Wednesday, with all three major indexes ending the day within 0.5% of Tuesday’s closing levels. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite all fell during regular trading, ending the session further away from their respective all-time highs.