Overseas stocks posted modest gains Tuesday, while U.S. futures are down a drop ahead of today's...

|By:, SA News Editor

Overseas stocks posted modest gains Tuesday, while U.S. futures are down a drop ahead of today's retail sales data (full calendar).
Asia: Nikkei +0.15% to 10,218. Hang Seng -0.31% to 20,866. Shanghai +0.23% to 3,034. BSE +1.48% to 16,454.
Europe at midday: London +0.2%. Paris +0.3%. Frankfurt -0.1%.
Futures: Dow -0.1% at 9542. S&P -0.1% to 1042. Nasdaq -0.1%.
Crude +0.6% to $69.28. Gold flat at $1001. 30-year Tsy -0.08%.
Euro -0.1% vs. dollar. Yen -0.5%. Pound -0.5%.