U.S. stocks index futures fell as investors found little reason to keep buying after two gains of gains and ahead of a European summit on the region's debt crisis.
Optimism has risen in recent days that European officials would craft a bold plan, and French officials have said that French and German leaders will not leave the summit until a "powerful" deal was reached to tackle the crisis.
European leaders will also discuss boosting the region's rescue fund, the Financial Times reported, another potential bullish signal for equities.
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