Futures sharply higher ahead; consumer data ahead

Associated Press
FILE - In this May 23, 2013 file photo, Trader Thomas Kay, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 23, 2013. U.S. stock futures are moving sharply higher Tuesday, May 28, 2013, to start the week after the three-day holiday weekend and ahead of the latest update on the mood of the American consumer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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FILE - In this May 23, 2013 file photo, Trader Thomas Kay, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 23, 2013. U.S. stock futures are moving sharply higher Tuesday, May 28, 2013, to start the week after the three-day holiday weekend and ahead of the latest update on the mood of the American consumer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures rose sharply to start the week after the three-day holiday weekend and ahead of the latest update on the mood of the American consumer.

Dow Jones industrial futures rose 114 points to 15,421. The broader S&P futures added 13.2 points to 1,663.80. Nasdaq futures rose 28.25 points to 3,020.50.

The Conference Board will release its consumer confidence report at 10 a.m. Eastern Tuesday and economists believe that the reading will rise for the second time in as many months.

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for March is also due. Last month, the report showed that prices in the top 20 cities rose 9.3 percent in the past year. It was the fastest year-over-year increase since May 2006.

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