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Stock futures point to a muted open as investors digest Fed minutes

Spriha Srivastava

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a relatively flat open as investors digested comments from the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting that showed the central bank was leaning toward more rate hikes moving forward. At around 7:10 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 71 points, indicating a decline of 28.68 points at the open. Futures on S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 also pointed to a flat-to-negative open.