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US stock futures are higher this morning, as investors are awaiting economic data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 37 points to 13,221.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 4.80 points to 1,431.80. Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 12.25 points to 2,674.25.

US stocks closed higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging 0.76% to 13,235.39, the S&P 500 index rising 1.19% to 1,430.36 and the Nasdaq 100 index gaining 1.32% to 3,010.60.

The Commerce Department is scheduled to release the current account numbers for the third quarter at 8:30 a.m. ET. NAHB housing market index for December will be released at 10 a.m. ET.

FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $212.26 million. Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is expected to post its Q2 earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $9.03 billion.

AAR (NYSE: AIR) is projected to post its Q2 earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $544.54 million. Jefferies Group (NYSE: JEF) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $722.56 million.

HEICO (NYSE: HEI) is expected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $237.38 million. Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ: SAFM) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $635.75 million.

Diamond Foods (NASDAQ: DMND) reported better-than-expected Q1 adjusted profit.

Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) lifted its dividend by 10% to 48.5 cents a share. The company also announced its plans to buy back $1.5 billion to $2 billion of its shares.

SHFL Entertainment (NASDAQ: SHFL) reported an 11% rise in its fourth-quarter net income.

European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index rose 0.34%, London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.38%, French CAC 40 Index declined 0.01% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.50%.

Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 0.96%, China's Shanghai Composite jumping 0.10% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rising 0.49%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.08% and India's Sensex climbed 0.63%.

The ICE dollar index (DXY) dropped 0.16% to trade at 79.46.

The euro gained 0.16% versus the dollar to trade at $1.3185 on Tuesday.

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