US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher following data

miércoles 26 de agosto de 2015 08:58 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday a day after a rally on Wall Street fizzled as concerns about China's economy overwhelmed a bout of bargain-hunting.

Futures extended their gains after data showed that non-defense capital goods orders, excluding aircraft, posted their largest increase in just over a year.

Other data showed applications for U.S. home mortgages edged up last week.

The stronger data improved the case for a U.S. interest rate increase in September. Investors will get further clues on a rate hike when Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the regional economy later in the day.   Continuación...