U.S. stock index futures rose in a modest rebound on Tuesday from the previous session's losses and before major tech companies release earnings.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Housing starts data is scheduled for release at 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT), with economists predicting a rise to around 568,000 in April compared with 549,000 a month earlier.
Other data set for release includes April's industrial output figures at 9:15 a.m (1315 GMT).
S&P 500 futures rose 4 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration of the contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures gained 43 points and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 5 points.
The Nasdaq <.IXIC> fell 1.6 percent on Monday as investors, worried about the U.S. economic outlook, sold stocks that had been recent gainers.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> and the S&P 500 <.SPX> were off 0.4 and 0.6 percent after a report on manufacturing in New York state added to worries about the outlook.
Home Depot Inc
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating Bank of America Corp
Mining equipment maker Joy Global
(Reporting by Angela Moon, Editing by Kenneth Barry)