Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.12 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.26 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.05 percent at 0750 GMT.
European shares inched up in morning trade, reversing the previous session's dip as hopes surrounding recent stimulus measures from central banks offset simmering worries over the global economy and Spain's reluctance to request a bailout that would ease concerns about the euro zone debt crisis.
Offering one of the clearest road maps yet for the Federal Reserve's latest monetary stimulus, John Williams, a top Fed policymaker, said on Monday he expects the central bank to expand its bond-buying program next year and end it before the close of 2014.
The French government has summoned Facebook Inc
U.S. women's clothing retailer Wet Seal Inc
Payroll processor Paychex Inc
Tyco International Ltd
A Chinese factory owned by iPhone assembler Foxconn resumed production on Tuesday after a riot involving 2,000 workers had forced it to close for 24 hours, in an incident that put Chinese labor conditions back under the microscope.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc
The union representing pilots at American Airlines said that the airline wants to resume talks, signaling the company's intent in resolving a stalemate with the association.
Red Hat Inc
A New York-based investment fund that owns shares in U.S. engineering company Shaw Group Inc
U.S. pension funds, charitable groups, endowments and other large institutional investors are taking on more exposure in non-traditional "alternative" investments -- such as private equity and hedge funds -- to buffer against volatile stock markets, an investor survey found on Tuesday.
U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday as a disappointing forecast from Caterpillar
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> declined 20.55 points, or 0.15 percent, to close at 13,558.92 on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> shed 3.26 points, or 0.22 percent, to 1,456.89. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dropped 19.18 points, or 0.60 percent, to end at 3,160.78.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by John Stonestreet)