US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of Greek debt talks

miércoles 11 de febrero de 2015 08:47 GYT

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By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 climbed to its highest level of the year and ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss plans for Greece's debt.

* Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras comfortably won a confidence vote on his plan to cancel a deeply unpopular bailout program ahead of the meeting of euro zone finance ministers. EU leaders will meet on Thursday to discuss the Greek debt crisis.

* The benchmark S&P index rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday on hopes negotiations would result in a deal to help resolve Greek debt problems and stabilize the euro zone. The index is now down 1.1 percent from its latest record high set on Dec. 29.

* PepsiCo rose 2.6 percent to $100.50 before the opening bell after the maker of soft drinks and Tropicana beverages posted quarterly results.   Continuación...