PARIS Jan 22 U.S. stock index futures pointed
to a mixed open on Wall Street on Tuesday after Monday's
holiday. S&P 500 futures were up 0.1 percent, Dow Jones
futures down 0.22 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures
down 0.21 percent at 1035 GMT.
* European shares fell in morning trade, with Germany's
blue-chip DAX among the laggards, dragged down by large
futures trades and led by Deutsche Bank shares.
* Investors awaited a raft of company results on Tuesday
from bellwethers such as CSX, DuPont, Google
, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Texas
Instruments and Verizon.
* Republican leaders in the House of Representatives said
they aim to pass on Wednesday a nearly four-month extension of
the U.S. debt limit allowing the government to borrow enough to
meet its obligations during that period.
* Boeing will be in focus again after U.S. and
Japanese aviation safety officials investigating problems with
the 787 Dreamliner visited the headquarters of the plane's
battery maker on Monday.
* Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to cut ties immediately
with suppliers who subcontract work to factories without the
retailer's knowledge, changing its policy after a fire killed
more than 100 garment workers in Bangladesh, the Wall Street
* On the macro side, investors awaited existing home sales
for December, due at 1500 GMT, while the Federal Reserve Bank of
Richmond is set to release its January indexes on area
manufacturing and service sectors, also at 1500 GMT.
* The Dow and S&P 500 closed at five-year highs on Friday as
the market registered a third straight week of gains on a solid
start to the quarterly earnings season.
* The Dow Jones industrial average was up 53.68
points, or 0.39 percent, at 13,649.70. The Standard & Poor's 500
Index was up 5.04 points, or 0.34 percent, at 1,485.98.
The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 1.30 points, or 0.04
percent, at 3,134.71.