Stock futures were slightly lower Tuesday morning after a tech-led rally during the regular session onday, with investor attention still centered on fresh signs of corporate and economic stress from the coronavirus pandemic.
European shares were mixed on Tuesday after company earnings reports, and the dollar's rebound stalled as investors waited for talks about government aid in the United States to make progress. Strong U.S. manufacturing data boosted sentiment through the Asian session, even as Sino-U.S. relations took a turn for the worst. After a rally on Monday, European shares opened higher but quickly slipped into the red, with the pan-European STOXX 600 down 0.3% and London's FTSE 100 flat on the day by 1034 GMT.
Apple could expand its mobile payments business, and Microsoft is in talks to acquire a wildly popular social media app.