Dow Jones futures were down 0.5 percent at 0920 GMT, S&P 500 futures off 0.7 percent and Nasdaq futures off 0.5 percent, suggesting a softer start for U.S. stocks on Wednesday.

* S&P 500 <.SPX> companies scheduled to report quarterly earnings include Morgan Stanley , Apple , Boeing , McDonald's , eBay , Qualcomm , AT&T and Altria .

* Eyes also on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who is due to speak at 1300 GMT on the Obama administration's efforts to address the recession.

* Wall Street bank shares rebounded on Tuesday after Geithner indicated that most banks have sufficient reserves to protect against possible losses.

* White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers speaks at 1700 GMT on New Ideas in Development After the Financial Crisis.

* U.S. financial investor Cerberus has no interest in taking a stake in General Motorss Opel business, a source close to the situation told Reuters.

* Citigroup has named Jane Fraser as the new chief executive of its private bank and Deepak Sharma as its chairman, the latest move by the U.S. bank to reorganize its business that caters to rich clients.

* An official at the New York Federal Reserve Bank said regulators need to work together in developing supervision for the $38 trillion credit default swaps market so that market participants aren't able to play the system by moving trades among different jurisdictions.

* Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> rises 0.3 percent, led by banks.

* China's central bank on Wednesday declared the economy to be on the road to recovery as Goldman Sachs joined a rush to upgrade growth forecasts on the back of aggressive government efforts to boost investment.

(Reporting by Peter Starck; Editing by Greg Mahlich)