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US stock futures rise following European gains on easing debt crisis fears
NEW YORK (AP) ' U.S. stock market futures are rising, following modest gains in France and Germany, as concerns over the debt crisis ease a bit.
A day after the Dow Jones industrial average took a 203-point dive, Dow Jones futures are up 47 points to 12,791. Standard & Poor's 500 futures are up 5.8 points at 1,347. Nasdaq composite futures added 12.5 points to 2,602.
Tuesday's drop was the sharpest of 2012, but was not the first triple-digit decline since the rally started in October.
In Europe, the French CAC-40 is 0.6 percent higher at 3,382, while Germany's DAX is edging up 0.09 percent to 6,639. London's FTSE index is down 1.9 percent to 5,765.
U.S. investors will be watching Apple Inc. stock Wednesday as the tech giant is expected to reveal its latest iPad tablet.