U.S. stocks were expected to open flat to a little lower on Tuesday as investors focused on data that could offer clues on the timing of a possible rise in U.S. interest rates.
Renewed talk of a rate rise this year following Friday’s stronger-than-expected non-farm payrolls report has weighed on shares, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down about 80 points on Monday.
The April Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) survey is due out at 10 a.m. ET. The survey, which is closely followed by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, includes details on the state of the jobs market not highlighted by the monthly payrolls data, analysts say.
U.S. stock futures turned narrowly lower in London trade.
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