U.S. futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.2% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1%. Changes in futures do not necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.2% in morning trading. InPost climbed 3.9% and Ocado Group added 3.4%. On the other hand, Auto Trader Group slipped 3.4%, and UPM-Kymmene dropped 2.3%. The FTSE 100 lost 0.2%. Other stocks in Europe were flat as France's CAC 40 was flat and Germany's DAX was flat.

The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index was flat at 98.81.

In commodities, Brent crude dropped 0.1% to $85.97 a barrel, and WTI crude fell 0.2% to $81.82 a barrel. The European benchmark price for natural gas, the Dutch futures contract TTF, was down 3.5% to EUR27.48 a megawatt hour.

The German 10-year Bund yield fell by 1 basis point to 2.37% from 2.377%, and the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury held steady at 4.246%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Japan's Nikkei 225 index was flat, whereas Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.9%. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite climbed 0.2%.

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