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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 14,686.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 3.80 points to 1,580.30. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 8.50 points to 2,839.00.

US stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.08% to 14,712.55, the S&P 500 index falling 0.18% to 1,582.24 and the Nasdaq 100 index dropping 0.33% to 3,279.26.

Data on personal income and spending for March will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The pending home sales index for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET, while the Dallas Fed general business activity index for April will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Armstrong World Industries (NYSE: AWI) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $633.24 million. Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $776.55 million. Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE: ETN) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $5.43 billion. Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) is expected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.

Health Net (NYSE: HNT) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $2.79 billion. CNA Financial (NYSE: CNA) is projected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $2.28 billion. Masco (NYSE: MAS) is estimated to post its Q1 earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion. Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) is projected to post its Q2 earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.

Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $1.86 billion. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) is expected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $25.55 billion. Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) is estimated to post its Q1 earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion. Loews (NYSE: L) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.84 per share.

European markets were mostly higher today. The STOXX Europe 600 Index gained 0.05%, London's FTSE 100 Index dropped 0.08%, French CAC 40 Index surged 0.62% and German DAX 30 index rose 0.22%.

Asian markets ended mostly higher, with Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index rising 0.50%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.15% and India's Sensex climbed 0.42%.

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