U.S. stock futures and European equities were under pressure on Wednesday, as investors struggled to make sense of a fiery U.S. presidential debate, and analysts tried to determine whether that caustic exchange will move the needle on the November election.
Futures for the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
were down 195 points, or 0.7%. S&P 500 futures were off by 0.5% and Nasdaq Composite futures slid 0.7%.
In U.S. economic data, private sector payrolls increased by 749,000 in September, according to an ADP report. Revised second-quarter gross domestic product data showed a decline of 31.4%, compared with an earlier reading of a decline of 31.7%.
Amid choppy trading, the
Stoxx Europe 600 index