Futures pointed to a flat open for U.S. shares on Wednesday, following the losses of the previous session.
At 5:17 a.m. EDT, futures for the Dow Jones were down 0.1 percent, those for the S&P 500 were flat and those for the Nasdaq were up 0.2 percent.
The FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> index of top European shares was down 1.3 percent at 851.54 points, falling for the fourth day, with energy and mining stocks among the losers.
Surging gasoline prices probably pushed U.S. consumer prices up in May, but excluding food and fuel, costs were better contained. The median forecast of a Reuters poll of 68 economists predicts a 0.3 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index in May after being flat in April.
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(Reporting by Brian Gorman; Editing by Rupert Winchester)