U.S. stock index futures gained late Wednesday, after benchmark indexes surged forward in regular trading. As of midnight Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures
were up about 100 points, or 0.4%, while S&P 500 futures
were flat and Nasdaq-100 futures
fell after word of an upcoming executive order by President Donald Trump against social-media companies. Stocks jumped Wednesday despite rising tensions between the U.S. and China, as the U.S. and European countries continued to gradually reopen from pandemic-related shutdowns. The Dow
advanced 553.16 points, or 2.2%, to close at 25,548.27, while the S&P 500
rose 44.36 points, or 1.5%, ending at 3,036.13. The Nasdaq Composite
gained 72.14 points, or 0.8%, to close at 9,412.36, staging its biggest intraday percentage comeback since Feb. 28, according to Dow Jones Market Data.