Market preview: Stock futures point to a higher open after U.S. retail sales recorded their...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: Stock futures point to a higher open after U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest gains in five months. S&P +0.3%. European and Asian markets are broadly higher. Investors will be parsing today's FOMC statement for any unlikely shift in the Fed’s economic outlook and how it would impact future plans for QE3. Also still ahead: business inventories.