NEW YORK — U.S. futures rose and Asia markets posted gains as investors worldwide await the results from the U.S. presidential election.
Just after 10 p.m. Eastern time, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden were locked in tight races in battleground states. Most polls have predicted a Biden victory.
Dow futures were up 0.6% and the S&P 500 futures rose 1.6% as of 10:25 p.m. Eastern time after falling earlier as election returns began coming in. The Nasdaq futures were up 3.5%. The gain in the futures follow a strong performance in regular trading on Wall Street.
In Asia, the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo was up 330 points, or 1.4%, to 23,626 in midday trading Wednesday, while the Kospi in Seoul was up 20
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