U.S. 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 rising 0.2 to 0.3 percent.
U.S. stocks slid on Monday, giving the S&P 500 its worst day since November, as renewed worries about the euro zone crisis caused the market to pull back from recent gains. Europe's main markets were marginally in the black after the latest batch of corporate results on Tuesday.
ICSC/Goldman Sachs release chain store sales for the week ended February 2 at 7.45 a.m EST. Sales fell 1.0 percent in the previous week.
The U.S. government has launched a civil lawsuit against Standard & Poor's and parent The McGraw-Hill Companies
Redbook releases its Retail Sales Index of department and chain store sales for January at 1355 GMT. Sales fell 0.5 percent in the previous month.
Major companies announcing results on Tuesday included Walt Disney Company
The Institute for Supply Management releases its January non-manufacturing index at 1500 GMT. Economists forecast a reading of 55.2, versus 55.7 in December.
John Malone's cable group Liberty Global
Technology services provider IBM
Japan's transport safety agency said it is still unclear whether battery chemistry or an electrical issue caused a main battery on a Boeing Co
European shares <.FTEU3> rose 0.5 percent on Tuesday, stabilizing after the previous session's sharp sell-off, as investors digested a raft of earnings reports.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> fell 129.71 points, or 0.93 percent, at 13,880.08 on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 17.46 points, or 1.15 percent, at 1,495.71. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 47.93 points, or 1.51 percent, at 3,131.17.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash)