U.S stock futures rose as expansion in U.S. industrial purchases offset weaker- than-forecast consumer spending.
Consumer spending rose 0.1% in November, compared with the median estimate in a survey of economists of a 0.3% advance. Incomes also grew 0.1%, the weakest in three months, after a 0.4% rise in October.
Orders for U.S. durable goods rose in November by 3.8%, the most in four months, data from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington. An increase in demand for aircraft outweighed declines in spending on computers and equipment. Economists had predicted a 2.2% rise.
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