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Inside the Market

Before the bell: U.S. stock futures up, gloomy China data

The Before the Bell report is constantly updated to reflect the latest news developments and market moves in the premarket. Check back later for updates.

Markets are showing some tentative signs this morning of extending Monday's gains that brought both the Dow and S&P 500 into record high territory. But enthusiasm for stocks seems to be less entrenched today, as some look to lock in profits while markets are up. A weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales report at 830 a.m. (ET) also discouraged participants, with U.S. stock futures coming off their morning highs as the data hit.