U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.29 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.16 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.16 percent at 3:30 a.m. EDT.
On the M&A front, top U.S. coal miner Peabody Energy
After the bell on Monday, Bally Technologies Inc
On the macro front, the Federal Reserve will release minutes from its March 16 meeting, at which the Federal Open Market Committee reiterated its intention to keep interest rates ultra low for an extended period.
Oil fell a few cents as the dollar firmed on Tuesday, sliding from an 18-month high near $87 reached a day earlier on data showing the pace of the U.S. economic rebound has gathered steam.
U.S. Treasury prices slid on Monday with benchmark yields touching 4 percent for the first time in 10 months, after upbeat data boosted bets the economic recovery will quicken, paring safe-haven demand for bonds.
European stocks were up 0.5 percent in morning trade, led by energy shares such as BP
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, pushing the Dow up near the 11,000 level, as signs of a turnaround in the U.S. labor market bolstered hopes the economy is strengthening and the profit outlook is brightening.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 46.48 points, or 0.43 percent, to end at 10,973.55. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 9.34 points, or 0.79 percent, to finish at 1,187.44. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> shot up 26.95 points, or 1.12 percent, to 2,429.53.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter)