America Breaking News: Stock Futures Higher as Positive Momentum Persists

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Stock index futures rose modestly, indicating positive market momentum would persist as investors remain optimistic about the economic outlook. Sentiment has improved since Federal Reserve officials signaled that their bond-buying stimulus program would not end soon. Chrysler's U.S. sales in June rose 8 percent on strong demand for its two best-selling vehicles, the Ram full-size pickup truck and Jeep Cherokee SUV. Chrysler Group LLC, majority-owned by Italy's Fiat, reported U.S. sales last month of 156,686 vehicles, in line with analysts' expectations and the company's best June results since 2007. Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican predecessor President George W. Bush found common ground in Africa, honoring the victims of a terrorist attack in an unprecedented encounter a world away from home.

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