U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance on Russia-Ukraine Cease-Fire

Sep 03, 2014 4:07 am ET

Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures extended gains as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed on a cease-fire.

Futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index expiring this month added 0.4 percent to 2,008.2 at 9:06 a.m. in London. Contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,133.