Futures gain as Fed calms inflation worries

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By Shashank Nayar (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after remarks from Federal Reserve officials helped calm inflation worries, while a recent dip in bond yields supported Nasdaq futures climb for a third straight session. Fed vice chair Richard Clarida downplayed the effects of higher price pressures on Tuesday, voicing faith in the central bank’s ability to engineer a “soft landing” if prices continue to escalate beyond what is expected. Fears of rising inflation have weighed on Wall Street’s main indexes this month, with most analysts expecting a jump in borrowing costs…

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