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Stocks and Markets in the News: U.S. stock futures gain; Europe crisis in focus: MarketWatch | Indications

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By Polya Lesova , MarketWatch  LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures rose Wednesday, as Finland’s parliament approved changes to the euro-zone bailout fund and as investors awaited data on durable-goods orders.  Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJ1Z +0.85%  rose 89 points to 11,209 and those on the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index SP1Z +0.66%  gained 10 points to 1,179.50. Nasdaq 100 ND1Z +0.59%  futures climbed 15.75 points to 2,269.70.    Apple invited reporters to an iPhone-related event Oct. 4, setting the stage for the widely anticipated la

Stocks and Markets in The News: U.S. stock futures rise; euro-zone crisis in focus: MarketWatch | Indications

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By Polya Lesova , MarketWatch  LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures rose further Monday after last week’s steep losses, as investors attempted to assess whether euro-zone officials will be able to bring the region’s debt crisis under control.  Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJ1Z +1.28%  gained 121 points to 10,818 and those on the Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index SP1Z +1.64%  rose 14.20 points to 1,144. Nasdaq 100 futures ND1Z +1.06%  advanced 20.50 points to 2,222.50.    More Hong Kong IPOs shelved Hong Kong IPO environment continues to worsen.