November 20, 2012 / 1:45 PM / 5 years ago

US STOCKS-S&P 500 index futures rise briefly after data

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - S&P 500 index futures briefly edged higher on Tuesday after data showed housing starts rose to their highest rate in more than four years in October.

S&P 500 futures were last up 0.3 point. Dow Jones industrial average futures trimmed declines but were still down 8 points, while Nasdaq 100 futures added 1.25 points.

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