US STOCKS-Futures tick up with eyes on FedEx

April 7, 2015 11:34 AM

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NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures ticked up on Tuesday, following two sessions of gains on the S&P 500, with FedEx's multibillion dollar transatlantic acquisition expected to lift the transports sector.

* A thin economic calendar and no earnings reports from S&P 500 components will leave traders wanting, with the benchmark index less than 2 percent away from its record high set early last month.

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