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Wall Street Little Changed After Rally; Washington News In Focus

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October 17, 2013 AT 7:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Thursday as investors digested a deal in Washington to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling in order to avoid a debt default. * Major U.S. stock indexes rose more than 1 percent Wednesday, with the Nasdaq hitting a 13-year high, after senators came to agreement to reopen the government through January 15 and raise the debt ceiling until February 7. The House of Representatives planned to vote on the measure later in the day. * China's Dagong Global Credit Rating said the temporary fix of the U.S. ...