Stock Futures Rise as Rate-Hike Expectations Cool

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U.S. stock futures rose as investors shifted their views about central bank policy after weak economic data, putting the S&P 500 on track for its first weekly gain this month.  

Futures tied to the S&P 500 climbed 0.7%, pointing to the broad-market index extending its rally into a second day. Nasdaq-100 futures advanced 0.9%, suggesting gains for technology stocks after the opening bell.