Stocks Headed Higher After Yesterday’s Rally

US stock markets are poised to open higher today following yesterday’s rally. Dow Jones futures were higher, up 31 to 10,389 and Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures rose 3.20 to 1,092.30 following upbeat earnings news from retail giants Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

In overseas trading, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.9 percent, while in Europe, London’s FT-SE 100 index fell 0.7 percent. Germany’s DAX index fell 0.1 percent, while the CAC-40 index in Paris fell 0.2 percent.

Source: Associated Press

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