US futures rise on earnings

New York - US stock index futures rose on Tuesday on hopes for an easing of tensions in Ukraine and as a cascade of earnings landed.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

The European Union threatened Russia with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but France's president signaled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.

Apple will report after the closing bell.

At 10 a.m. (16:00 SA time), home resales for June and the Richmond Fed index for July are due.

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 42 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 17 points.