Despite the carnage in Europe and Asia following the Italian election, U.S. stock futures are...

|By:, SA News Editor

Despite the carnage in Europe and Asia following the Italian election, U.S. stock futures are higher ahead of consumer confidence and housing data, not to mention Ben Bernanke's testimony to Congress. Are investors banking on some soothing words about money printing? Dow +0.2%, S&P +0.2%, Nasdaq +0.1%.