Tue, Jun 18, 2013 10:33 AM EDT 0:55
Boeing Co. won major orders from five customers for a stretched-out version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets. The Federal Open Market Committee Meeting starts and stock futures have all gone up in response. Even before the meeting starts, inflation and housing data will be released. S&P 500 futures rose 1.4 points, NASDAQ 100 futures added 5 points, and Dow Jones Industrial futures rose 31 points. Shares in Germany's biggest cable operator are up after Kabel Deutschland received a preliminary takeover proposal from U.S. firm Liberty Global.