Stock futures edge up, a day after deep sell-off

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NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stock futures are edging up a day after renewed worries over Europe’s debt crisis roiled markets around the world.

The Federal Reserve ends a two-day policy meeting later Wednesday and will release new economic forecasts. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold an afternoon news conference.

Less than two hours before the opening bell Wednesday, Dow Jones industrial average futures are up 29 points, or 0.2 percent, at 11,712. S&P 500 index futures are up 4 points, or 0.4 percent, at 1,229. Nasdaq 100 futures are up 7, or 0.3 percent, at 2,311.

The S&P 500 dropped nearly 3 percent Tuesday, following a call by Greece’s prime minister to put Europe’s rescue plan for the country to a vote.