Stock futures in the US edged higher Tuesday morning on hopes that the European Central Bank will work out a deal to help Spain and Italy borrow at cheaper rates. Stock futures on the Dow rose 0.2 percent to 13,255.
Spain bailout concerns have rattled markets in recent days. But stock markets rose after the European Central Bank hinted that it could intervene to lower the nation's borrowing costs, reducing the potential for a full-blown Spain bailout.
China's stock market index falls 64.89 on June 4, the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. So censors block online access to 'stock market,' 'Shanghai Composite Index,' and related search terms.