US futures tick up ahead of data

New York - US stock index futures ticked up on Wednesday ahead of another busy economic data session, with the Dow industrials index flirting with the 17,000 milestone and the S&P 500 less than 1.5 percent from hitting 2,000.

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

Other data due includes New York State manufacturing, as well as factory orders and orders for long-lasting goods.

The jobs data will be closely watched a day ahead of the key government payrolls report.

Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 12 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 3 points.