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Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures trade cautiously as ECB, Hurricane Irma keep investors on edge

U.S. stock futures swung between small gains and losses on Thursday, as investors tracked the affect of Hurricane Irma and focused on European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s news conference after the bank left interest rates unchanged.

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU7, +0.04% was little changed at 21,820, while those for the S&P 500 index ESU7, +0.05% were flat at 2,465.50. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NQU7, +0.14% also were steady at 5,957.

The major U.S. benchmarks closed higher on Wednesday after congressional leaders and President Donald Trump agreed to extend the debt-limit deadline and fund the government through mid-December.

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