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Amid the deluge of major earnings reports, traders will also be keeping an eye on the oil market, as U.S. oil futures for May expire Tuesday.
U.S. crude bounced in and out of positive territory on Tuesday morning ahead of the May contract expiration.
Gold steadied below $1,200 an ounce after its biggest one-day drop in a week, remaining under pressure as the dollar rose.
A trade group said this state is likely to see the biggest boost in employment from a new trade pace, followed by Texas and New York.
Malaysia’s economy remains in good shape despite the crash in oil prices and the ringgit, the country's trade minister said.
Japan and the U.S. say they are close to a trade deal, but the official statements are little more than political theater for constituents back home.
Economic performance will determine when the Fed raises U.S. interest rates from near zero, he said, adding he hopes to tighten policy this year.
Consumer prices rose in March, a sign that should keep the Fed on course to start raising interest rates this year.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose more than expected in April, a survey released on Friday showed.