U.S. stock-index futures are slightly higher early Wednesday as investors parse results from some of the biggest banks with the first quarter reporting season beginning and JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs so far delivering earnings and revenue that were better than expectations.
Global stock markets pushed to record highs on Wednesday as bond yields eased, after data showed U.S. inflation was not rising too fast as the economy re-opens. With fears receding for now that a strong inflation reading might endanger the Federal Reserve's accommodative stance, European shares were 0.2% higher. Gains were capped after Johnson & Johnson said it would delay rolling out its COVID-19 vaccine to Europe, after U.S. health agencies recommended pausing its use as six women developed rare blood clots.
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