U.S. stock index futures rise, source says U.S. debt deal near
TOKYO Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures extended gains in Asian trade on Wednesday after a Senate aide said Democratic and Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate could announce a deal within hours to extend the government's borrowing authority.
The deal will also reopen federal agencies that have been closed since Oct 1, the aide said.
The S&P E-mini futures advanced 0.7 percent, while U.S. Treasury futures slipped 5-1/2 ticks.
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