A ticker indicating points lost is seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the closing bell on October 23, 2012 in New York City. The Dow finished down 243.36 points to close at 13,102.53 following weak earnings reports. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock futures are rising ahead of the first opening for Wall Street this week following a two-day shutdown due to Hurricane Sandy.
Global markets remained relatively buoyant during the outage caused by the hurricane and rose again Wednesday on strong airlines earnings from Europe and a strong quarter from Mazda in Asia.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 55 points to 13,109. The broader S&P futures have tacked on 9.1 points to 1,416.70. Nasdaq futures are up 12.25 points to 2,671.25.
Corporate earnings coming out Wednesday include General Motors, MasterCard and Visa. Dozens of quarterly reports which had been postponed will be arriving over the next two days.
ADP issues its report on October job growth, two days before the government releases its comprehensive jobs report.
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