Stock index futures pointed to a higher open, with futures for the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq futures 0.1-0.4 percent higher at 0925 GMT (5:25 a.m. ET).
Economic news could be in the spotlight. Investors will eye the U.S. Redbook weekly U.S. retail sales at 1255 GMT, while Standard & Poor releases its S&P Case/Shiller Home Price Index for January at 1300 GMT.
U.S. consumer confidence for March was set for 1400 GMT.
Earnings could be a focus, with quarterly results expected from Apollo Group
On Monday, Halliburton Co
BATS Global Markets said it had sent draft rules to regulators and planned to list U.S. public stocks by the fourth quarter, opening the door for companies to float shares somewhere other than the Big Board or Nasdaq.
A person familiar with the matter said News Corp
On Monday, U.S. stocks fell, with consumer shares hurt after hotel operator Marriott International
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> lost 0.2 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 0.3 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> fell 0.5 percent. * European shares slipped 0.4 percent on Tuesday, with the energy and banking sectors featuring among the worst performers.
(Reporting by Joanne Frearson; Editing by Dan Lalor)