Stock futures point to a cautious start after U.S. weekly jobless claims and May retail sales missed estimates; Dow -0.1%, S&P and Nasdaq -0.2%.
Crude oil shoots higher amid rapidly escalating violence in Iraq: July Brent crude jumps 2.1% while WTI for the same month gains 1.9% at $106.34.
Major European bourses hold small gains, while markets finished mostly lower across Asia as yesterday's World Bank revisions to global growth weighed.
Lululemon -16% premarket after weak FQ2 and full-year guidance.
Treasury prices are higher in reaction to the U.S. economic data; the benchmark 10-year yield is lower by 2 bps at 2.63%.
Still ahead: business inventories, EIA natural gas inventories.