Futures up as weak earnings worries fade

April 21, 2015 11:21 AM

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Futures up as weak earnings worries fade

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday after earnings results by companies including IBM (IBM.N) helped ease fears of a disappointing earnings quarter.

* IBM shares were up 0.7 percent at $167.25 in premarket trading after its earnings exceeded low expectations on Monday as it shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing.

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