US STOCKS-Futures extend losses ahead of Fed decision

jueves 17 de septiembre de 2015 08:29 GYT

* Fed announcement expected at 2 p.m. ET (1800 GMT)

* Yellen speaks half an hour later

* Fed fund futures see 30 pct chance of hike on Thursday

* Cablevision jumps after Altice deal

* Futures down: Dow 38 pts, S&P 5.25 pts, Nasdaq 9.25 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures extended their losses ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later on Thursday.

The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET (1800 GMT), followed by a news conference by Chair Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m.

An increase in the Fed's benchmark rate, which has been near zero since the depths of the financial crisis in December 2008, would be the first since 2006.   Continuación...