U.S. stocks were expected to open higher on Tuesday amid data that could shed light on the closely-anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve meeting this week.
August industrial production data showed a decline of 0.4 percent, worse than the expected 0.2 percent drop.
August retail sales showed an increase of 0.2 percent, missing expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Ex-autos, retail sales increased 0.1 percent. July retail sales were revised up to 0.7 percent from 0.6 percent.
The September U.S. Empire Manufacturing showed negative 14.7, versus August's read of negative 14.9.
Stock index futures held higher, with the Dow futures up about 40 points, after initially fluctuating between slight gains and losses following the data releases.
Treasury yields ticked slightly higher, with the 10-year yield at 2.21 percent and the 2-year yield at 0.75 percent. The dollar turned positive against major world currencies, with the euro dipping below $1.13 and the yen near 120 yen against the greenback.