Stocks move higher as rising consumer prices and industrial production reinforce faith in the U.S. economy's recovery.
Stock futures inch higher as Citigroup and Goldman Sachs join the series of banks that enjoyed a trading boost in the fourth quarter.
Citigroup reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped estimates. The company returned $4.7 billion of capital to shareholders during the quarter.
Goldman Sachs reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's estimates, thanks in part to a 25% increase in trading revenue.