Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.2 to 0.3 percent.
ICSC/Goldman Sachs release at 7.45 a.m. EDT chain store sales for the week ended September 15. In the previous week, sales rose 0.6 percent.
* Redbook releases its Retail Sales Index of department and chain store sales for September at 8. 55 a.m. EDT. In the previous month, sales rose 1.7 percent.
U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips
Mondelez International Inc
The Institute for Supply Management-New York releases at 9.45 a.m. EDT September index of regional business activity. In August, the index read 560.5.
Fertilizer producer Mosaic
European shares <.FTEU3> fell 0.3 percent on Tuesday, surrendering a portion of the previous day's rally, as doubts over whether or not debt-stricken Spain will request a bailout kept investors on edge.
Spain is ready to request a euro zone bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend but Germany has signaled that it should hold off, European officials said on Monday.
Wall Street started a new quarter with a modest rally on Monday, lifted by a surprising expansion in U.S. manufacturing in September.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 77.98 points, or 0.58 percent, to 13,515.11 at the close. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> advanced 3.82 points, or 0.27 percent, at 1,444.49. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dipped 2.70 points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 3,113.53.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash/editing by Chris Pizzey)