Orders for capital equipment rose in April for a second straight month, a sign U.S. business investment could pick up in the second half of the year.
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a faster pace than projected in the year through March, reflecting a limited number of available properties on the market.
While the possibility that Greece could default on a €1.6bn repayment owed to the International Monetary Fund in June is dragging down sentiment across the rest of Europe, Greek stocks are enjoying a buoyant day.
Currency traders are flocking to the greenback as fears abound over Greece's shaky finances. This caused the U.S. dollar to power to a one-month high against several currencies on Tuesday.
The introduction of a minimum corporate tax rate across Europe is being considered by the EU, with an initial plan expected to be revealed next month.