Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average, the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 share indexes are down 1.3-1.7 percent, pointing to a sharply lower start on Wall Street.
* U.S. regulators have told Bank of America Corp
The shortfall amounts to billions of dollars at BofA, the paper said on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the bank, adding it is likely the Federal Reserve will have determined other banks might also need more capital.
Frankfurt-listed shares in Bank of America
* Sun Microsystems
* Results from Pfizer
* The Federal Open Market Committee begins its two-day meeting on interest rate policy.
* Bristol-Myers Squibb
* Top refiner Valero Energy
* Coca-Cola Enterprises
* Apparel maker VF Corp
* At 1145 GMT (7:45 a.m. EDT), ICSC/Goldman Sachs to release chain store sales for the week ended April 25 versus the prior week. In the previous week, sales fell 0.4 percent.
* Redbook releases at 1255 GMT its Retail Sales Index of department and chain store sales for April versus March. In the prior period, sales rose 1.5 percent.
* The Conference Board releases April consumer Confidence, due at 1400 GMT. Economists in a Reuters survey expect a reading of 29.8 compared with 26.0 in March.
* European stocks tumbled on Tuesday, reversing a two-session rally, hit by growing fears about the economic impact of the swine flu outbreak and renewed concerns over capital increases in the banking sector.
The FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> index of top European shares was down 2.2 percent at 795.85 points.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash; editing by Mike Nesbit)