NewsWatch: Stock futures point to slight gains, Apple rally set to boost tech


U.S. stock-index futures were mostly flat on Wednesday, although a blowout quarter at Apple helped to lift technology stocks in premarket trading, which in turn supported futures for the Nasdaq-100. See full story.

So, are we headed for a recession? Here’s what the Fed looks for

It’s the topic gripping markets as the U.S. economy approaches the longest expansion on record: When will the U.S. fall into recession, and how will we know? See full story.

Once-hated energy stocks are now too popular — here’s when to plunge in

Apple’s quarterly report could help give the market a win today, though the Federal Reserve’s latest signals might end up spoiling the mood.

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