NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock futures rose with the Federal Reserve expected to maintain record-low interest rates and other measures to keep the economy tracking toward a recovery.
The Fed kicks off a two-day meeting Tuesday, and will issue a statement and update economic forecasts Wednesday.
Dow Jones industrial futures rose 19 points to 14,409. The broader S&P futures added 3.5 points to 1,550.30. Nasdaq futures gained 8.25 points to 2,795.25.
Global markets are still rattled by a grab for personal bank savings in Cyprus.
The tiny island nation in the Mediterranean roiled markets this week, announcing hefty taxes on banking accounts over the weekend in a bid to steady its ailing banks and to secure an international bailout.
A report from the Commerce Department on housing pushed futures even higher.
U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February, while requesting permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 1/2 years.
The gains are likely to grow even faster in the coming months. Building permits, a sign of future construction, increased 4.6 percent to 946,000. That was also the most since June 2008, just a few months into the Great Recession.
Built around and on top of railroad tracks leading in and out of Penn Station, Manhattan West is no ordinary construction project. A mega-sized piece of machinery called The Launcher puts 50-ton concrete segments into place creating a span. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. Eventually 16 spans will cover the train tracks down below. It's technology typically used in bridge construction.
The unmistakable smell of fresh pine needles is the signal that it is time to buy a tree! And there is a lot to know about getting a healthy tree without getting ripped off. First you have to know what kind of tree you're looking for. Fraser firs with the blue tinted underside and balsam fir trees are the most popular.
It's a familiar problem in the city: noise. But now there is a device in development that can help block out the sound from any room in your home. The concept was thought up by SONO. It uses a microphone that captures the noise outside and then plays it back out, cancelling any sound before it reaches your window.
With so many companies knowing so much about us privacy advocates are now applauding a new Princeton University study. Researchers are creating fake people with different ages, races, genders, and income levels to search the same sites on the World Wide Web. The idea is to track how different people experience the same sites differently.
More and more millennials are living at home not because they want to but because they have to because they don't have enough money to do otherwise. A new poll shows nearly 40 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 29 still live with their parents.