By Jamie Hinks Dell and EMC are ready to sign off on the biggest technology deal ever that would see the former gobble up the data storage firm for a whopping $67 billion (around �43 billion, AU$91 billion).
As of 3:45 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 65 points lower, or 0.38% to 16977. S&P 500 futures lost 9 points, or 0.41% to 2002, while Nasdaq 100 futures fell 22 points, or 0.51% to 4353.
Barclays plans to appoint Jes Staley as its new chief executive, turning to the former JPMorgan investment banker to lead the UK lender through a period of hefty restructuring and strategic uncertainty.
A top energy watchdog Tuesday warned that oil markets would likely remain oversupplied next year, as oil demand growth slows down amid an expected return of Iranian oil.
The yen strengthened against its rival currencies in Asia trade Tuesday, as slumping Asian stocks and weak China trade data prompted investors to buy the safety of the Japanese currency.