U.S. stock futures are headed downward on a quiet day for economic indicators. Conglomerate General Electric is expected to announce a multibillion dollar asset sale.
There's plenty of action in European markets Monday, despite continued nervousness about negotiations with Greece and some downsizing of expectations on the British economy.
European stock markets were little changed after steep losses on Tuesday, with better-than-expected earnings releases from some major companies limiting further declines.
European stock indices rose on Wednesday, shrugging off slower Chinese growth, as investors waited to hear what European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi has to say about today's policy meeting.