US STOCKS-Futures higher on gains in energy shares, rate cut hopes

U.S. stock index futures ticked higher
on Thursday after two days of weakness, as energy shares gained
on rising oil prices and investors remained hopeful of an
interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve.

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/jZfWtnlICNQ/us-stocks-futures-higher-on-gains-in-energy-shares-rate-cut-hopes-idUSL4N23K2YZ