* U.S. stocks are expected to trade higher on Tuesday as the futures for the Dow Jones industrial average DJc1, S&P 500 SPc1 and Nasdaq Composite NDc1 were up 0.2 to 0.3 percent at 0818 GMT.

* Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) forecast its third-quarter consolidated earnings to be at a median 4.1 trillion won ($3.5 billion), higher than market estimates and up sharply from 2.42 trillion won in the second quarter. 

* Global semiconductor revenue could grow about 10 percent next year after two years of declines, as new computers and feature-jammed smartphones help boost chip demand, according to research firm Gartner. 

* The dollar jumped across the board on Tuesday, trimming losses after Saudi and Russian authorities denied a media report saying Gulf Arab states were considering using currencies other than the dollar to trade oil.

* New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said on Monday that a tepid economic recovery should allow the Fed to keep interest rates at rock-bottom lows for a prolonged period. 

* The Fed must pre-emptively state it will not buy more Treasury bills in order to implement a cohesive exit strategy from the massive monetary bailouts it has provided, economic consultant Ian Bremmer and Nouriel Roubini wrote in an opinion column on the Wall Street Journal's website.

* Fertiliser maker Mosaic (MOS.N) posted a 91 percent drop in fiscal first-quarter profit, but expressed optimism that farmers would increase fertiliser purchases in the near future. 

* Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said it was reorganising its landline telecom business into one group, as consumers continue to disconnect home phones in favour of cellphones or rivals. 

* The Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Universal studios unveiled changes at the top on Monday, as Hollywood's worst-performing major houses try to turn things around in a potentially record year at the box office. 

* Goldman Sachs (GS.N) said on Monday it is in talks to amend the terms of a $3 billion loan to CIT Group Inc (CIT.N), the Wall Street Journal reported.

* Companies reporting on Tuesday include Pepsi Bottling Group PGB.N and Yum Brands Inc (YUM.N).

* U.S stocks bounced back from a four-day losing streak on Monday, as optimism about upcoming earnings gathered steam and data showed the economy's critical services sector expanded for the first time since August 2008.

* The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was up 112.08 points, or 1.18 percent, at 9,599.75. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX was up 15.25 points, or 1.49 percent, at 1,040.46. The Nasdaq Composite Index.IXIC was up 20.04 points, or 0.98 percent, at 2,068.15.