U.S. stock futures rise as investors watch corporate results

STOCK FUTURES ADVANCED in the U.S. following the biggest decline since June.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
STOCK FUTURES ADVANCED in the U.S. following the biggest decline since June. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
NEW YORK - U.S. stock futures advanced, following the biggest decline since June in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors watched corporate results. Peabody Energy Corp., the largest U.S. coal producer by volume, gained 6.8 percent as results beat estimates. Ancestry.com Inc. surged 7.8 percent after Permira Advisers LLP agreed to buy the…

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