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Dow futures are up 100 points, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq pointing to gains of 0.4% as investors await the latest batch of earnings, including reports from UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH), Johnson and Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). A notable standout from the overnight session was the Shanghai Composite, which jumped 2.4% on the latest trade optimism. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said negotiations over complaints that China has predatory technology policies were going "very well" and making good progress.