U.S. stock futures moved higher early Tuesday, setting markets up to build on start-of-the-week gains, as worries over a trade war were dampened by a push-back on the Trump administration’s tariff plan from key Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Investors were looking ahead to a trio of Federal Reserve speakers, and to key earnings reports from Target Corp. and Dollar Tree Inc.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 74 points, or 0.3%, to 24,934. Those for the S&P 500 index gained 5.4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,723.75. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 Index rose 23.25 points, or 0.3%, to 6,900.50.