Market preview: Stock futures are up slightly after better-than-expected numbers for retail...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market preview: Stock futures are up slightly after better-than-expected numbers for retail sales and manufacturing, and Bernanke's pitch for cautious Fed easing. S&P benchmark +0.1%. With concerns about the dollar uppermost, world stock markets are mixed and commodities are on the march. Still more ahead for data crunchers: consumer sentiment, business inventories.