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US stock futures are slightly higher this morning. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 3 points to 14,751.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 2 points to 1,594.20. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 3.75 points to 2,883.75.

US stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.14% to 14,839.80, the S&P 500 index jumping 0.25% to 1,597.57 and the Nasdaq 100 index rising 0.66% to 3,328.79.

Data on motor vehicles sales for April will be released today. The MBA purchase applications index will be released at 7:00 a.m. ET, while the ADP private payroll employment data for April will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET. The Markit PMI manufacturing index for April will be released at 8:58 a.m. ET, while the ISM manufacturing index for April and construction spending data for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. The EIA weekly report on petroleum inventories will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET, while the FOMC will announce its policy decision at 2:00 p.m. ET.

DreamWorks Animation SKG (NASDAQ: DWA) posted a surprise profit in the first quarter.

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $6.17 per share on revenue of $1.93 billion. Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $7.12 billion. The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is expected to report its Q3 earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is projected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) is expected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $3.19 billion. Visa (NYSE: V) is projected to post its Q2 earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $2.85 billion. The Allstate (NYSE: ALL) is estimated to post its Q1 earnings at $1.30 per share on revenue of $6.60 billion. Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.86 billion.

Seagate Technology Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: STX) is estimated to post its Q3 earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $3.38 billion. Humana (NYSE: HUM) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $10.25 billion. CBS (NYSE: CBS) is projected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $4.02 billion. Exelon (NYSE: EXC) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.

European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index gained 0.17% and London's FTSE 100 Index gained 0.48%.

Asian markets ended lower, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average dropping 0.44% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index dropping 0.48%.

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