Stock Futures Rise as Investors Eye China Evergrande

U.S. stock futures rose, pointing to gains for major indexes as investors remained upbeat that trouble with property giant China Evergrande Group can be contained.

Futures for the S&P 500 rose 0.5% Thursday, a day after a Federal Reserve policy update sent the stocks gauge to its biggest one-day gain since July. Contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average also added 0.5% and futures for the technology-focused Nasdaq-100 ticked up 0.3%.