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U.S. equity futures are trading higher ahead of the Wednesday Wall Street session.

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The major futures indexes are suggesting a gain of  0.8%

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On Tuesday, a late slide in big technology companies left indexes broadly lower, breaking a seven-day winning streak for the S&P 500.

A discouraging lack of progress on talks over more economic aid for the U.S. economy, coupled with worries over the coronavirus pandemic and tensions between the U.S. and China, have prompted investors to sell and lock in profits from recent gains, analysts said.

Kamala Harris, the California senator with a law enforcement background that has caused some tensions with the progressive left, was announced Tuesday as Joe Biden’s running mate.

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Before trading begins, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is expected to say that consumer prices rose 0.3% in July, half the monthly increase seen in June.

in Europe, London's FTSE is gaining 0.6%, Germany's DAX added 0.1% and France's CAC was up0.3%.

In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei index edged 0.4% higher, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.1% and China's Shanghai Composite lost 0.6%.

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
I:DJIDOW JONES AVERAGES27686.91-104.53-0.38%
SP500S&P 5003333.69-26.78-0.80%
I:COMPNASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX10782.822689-185.53-1.69%

The Wall Street reversal left the S&P 500 with a 0.8% loss, at 3,333.69. Drops for big-name technology stocks like Apple and Microsoft, plus losses in health care and communications stocks, outweighed gains in financial, industrial and energy companies.

Tech stocks have far outpaced the rest of the market this year as investors bet they could still thrive in a stay-at-home economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.4% and the Nasdaq composite lost 1.7%.

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Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery gained 36 cents to $41.99 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 0.8% to settle at $41.61 per barrel on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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