Investors are hoping for a calm day of trading after Tuesday's mini flash crash. Markets briefly tumbled after the Associated Press Twitter account was compromised and used to erroneously report explosions at the White House.
U.S. stock futures were up slightly Wednesday morning as investors geared up for another batch of earnings.
Boeing(BA) reported a 20% surge in year-over-year net income, despite a drop in revenue from its grounded Dreamliners.
After Tuesday's close,Apple(AAPL) reported earnings that beat expectations and announced it would raise its quarterly dividend and boost its stock buyback program. But profit fell 18% as the iPhone and iMac maker reported that consumers are gravitating toward its cheaper devices, which hit profit margins.
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Also before the opening bell, the Census Bureau will release data on durable goods orders. Briefing.com's consensus of economist opinion forecasts that orders dropped 3.1% in March.