BlackRock (Fortune 500) shares jumped after the investment firm reported significant increase in quarterly profit and revenue. ,
U.S. stock futures were looking soft as investors wait for more reports before making any bold moves.
The U.S. government is set to release the monthly consumer price index, its key measure of inflation, at 8:30 a.m. ET. It will also publish its weekly report on initial jobless claims.
In other corporate news, CEC Entertainment, ( the owner of Chuck E. Cheese, announced that it had entered a $1.3 billion merger agreement with )Apollo Global Management (. )
Shares in Hewlett-Packard (Fortune 500) are moving up ahead of the opening bell as investors feel optimistic about the firm's plans to sell some new tablets in the Indian market. ,
The benchmark Australian index rose by 1.2%, with miners leading the market higher.
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