Futures point to slightly higher open

|By:, SA News Editor

S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) and DJIA (NYSEARCA:DIA) futures are up 0.2% and Nasdaq 1000 (NASDAQ:QQQup 0.15% ahead of a reasonably busy day of earnings reports and economic news, with jobless claims at 8:30 ET, Flash PMI at 9:45, and Philly Fed and Existing Home Sales at 10.

1.4% gain in Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI) is leading Europe's Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZhigher by 0.8%, and the Nikkei's 0.9% gain led Asia overnight.

The 10-year Treasury yield is up one basis point at 2.44% and gold is lower by $12 per ounce to $1,283.

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