NeW York • U.S. stock futures rose slightly Wednesday, as investors awaited the results of the Federal Reserve's first meeting under its new chair, Janet Yellen.
KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 12 points to 16,274 about 20 minutes ahead of the market open. Standard & Poor's 500 index futures were up 1.75 points to 1,865.50 and Nasdaq futures were up five points to 3,700.
YELLEN'S DEBUT: Investors will be watching closely for any hints of how Yellen's Fed will differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke. The Yellen era will begin in earnest Wednesday when the Fed ends two days of policy discussions. It will be her first meeting as Fed chair, a position she assumed Feb. 3.