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Index futures down as trading resumes

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the opening bell in New York, NY, U.S. December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were down slightly late Wednesday after they resumed trading for the overnight session.

S&P 500 e-mini futures and Nasdaq futures were both down 0.1 percent.

During the regular session, the S&P 500 marked its biggest daily percentage fall since Feb. 8 - 3.3 percent - and Nasdaq registered its biggest fall since June 24, 2016 - 4.1 percent - as rising U.S. Treasury yields sent investors fleeing from risky assets.


(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by James Dalgleish)