U.S. stock futures were just slightly higher on Tuesday ahead of the Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
At 7:30 a.m., the NFIB Small Business Optimism index edged higher to 95.7 in July from 95.0 and only slightly below the consensus for 95.8.
Job openings, out at 10:00 a.m. E.T. are expected to have declined to 4.59 million in June from 4.64 million in May, according to data compiled by Econoday. The consensus range is for between 4.55 million to 4.70 million.
In equities, fashion designer Kate Space ( KATE ) jumped 9.3% in pre-market trade after its Q2 sales topped expectations and as it raised its adjusted EBITDA guidance range. One of the biggest decliners was Nuance Communications ( NUAN ), a provider of voice and language solutions, down 7.5% after reporting its fiscal Q3 sales were well below analysts' estimates.
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