US stock futures rise ahead of Europe summit

NEW YORK (AP) ? U.S. stock futures are rising ahead of a key meeting on Europe’s debt crisis, reports on the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.

In Europe, leaders will meet Wednesday to consider strengthening the bailout fund to support bonds sold by Greece and other countries.

In the U.S., Corning, Sprint Nextel and other companies reported better results than analysts expected. Reports are also due on orders for long-lasting manufactured goods and sales of new homes.

Stocks fell Tuesday following disappointing reports on corporate earnings and consumer confidence.

Less than two hours ahead of the opening, Dow Jones industrial average futures are up 69, or 0.6 percent, to 11,731. S&P 500 futures are up 7, or 0.5 percent, to 1,231. Nasdaq 100 futures are up 12, or 0.5 percent, to 2,334.