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Wall Street set for pause as Election Day arrives

U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat open with investors focused firmly on the elections as voters head to the ballot box on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose approximately 370 points on Monday after the FBI again cleared Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of a private server.

"Markets are certainly going into today in a much better mood now after that FBI news on Sunday night saw risk assets claw their way back following a near two-week sell-off," Jim Reid, a strategist at Deutsche Bank, said in a morning note.


Financial markets in the U.S. and around the world had been largely pricing in a victory for Clinton over Republican nominee, Donald Trump. However, market expectations for Congress, had been for the House to remain under GOP control while the Senate flips in favor of the Democrats.

The S&P 500 advanced more than 2 percent on Monday. It snapped a nine-day losing streak, its longest since December 1980. The Nasdaq composite outperformed, rising 2.4 percent. The three major indexes also posted their best day since March 1.

But investors are set for a bout of caution after the rally Monday. In Europe, the pan-European Stoxx 600 was slightly higher and most Asian bourses eked out modest gains overnight.

On the data front, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) is due at 10.00 a.m. ET.

Companies of note that reported Tuesday include Valeant Pharma and Momo.

—CNBC's Fred Imbert contributed to this article.