NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are rising sharply on talk of a deal that may avert a U.S. government default.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 128 points to 14,656. S&P futures have gained 16.2 points to 1,665. Nasdaq futures are up 30 points to 3,162.50.
President Barack Obama will meet with top House Republicans at the White House to seek a path beyond a confrontation that has left the government shuttered for close to two weeks.
House GOP leaders appear to be ready to advance a short-term debt limit increase that would prevent the first default on U.S. debt next week.
All major U.S. averages have taken a beating this month due to the impasse.
The Dow Jones, the S&P and Nasdaq are down 2 percent to 3 percent this week alone.
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Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.