A recovery for U.S. equities showed signs of faltering on Tuesday, as stock futures stumbled in early trade. Dow futures fell 81 points, or 0.3%, to 24,503, while S&P 500 futures fell 6.7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,648.50. Nasdaq-100 futures slipped 13.5 points, or 0.2%, to 6,518.25. Stocks gained for a second straight session on Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied over 400 points, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.4% and 1.6%, respectively. That came after one of the worst weeks for stocks in two years. Asia saw another positive session, outside of the Nikkei , which gave up an earlier gain to slip 0.6%. Oil prices and gold rose, while the dollar pulled back.
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