US Stock Futures Up; Crude Oil Rises
US stock futures are slightly higher this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 13 points to 13,077.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 1.70 points to 1,421.50. Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 3.50 points to 2,652.25.
US stocks closed lower on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.39% to 13,139.08, the S&P 500 index falling 0.24% to 1,426.66 and the Nasdaq 100 index declining 0.28% to 3,012.60.
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for October will be released at 9:00 a.m. ET.
SYSWIN (NYSE: SYSW) entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Brilliant Strategy Limited and Brilliant Acquisition Limited.
Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (NASDAQ: ASPS) completed its earlier announced spin-offs of Altisource Residential and Altisource Asset Management.
Asian markets ended higher, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average rising 1.49%, China's Shanghai Composite gaining 0.25% and India's Sensex rising 0.84%.
Crude oil for February delivery gained $0.56 to $89.17 a barrel.
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