US Futures are holding slight gains after data. Jobless claims fell 4k to 226k last week, slightly below expectations. March Philadelphia Fed outlook survey was slightly below expectations at 22.3, however, the March Empire Manufacturing Index was well above expectations at 22.5. On the inflation front, the Labor Department reported that import prices in February rose more than expected, while export prices rose less than expected. At 10am, the market will get a look at homebuilder confidence in March, with expectations of no change from February. European shares are trading higher with all sectors trading higher. Asian shares closed mostly higher. Sector performance was mixed with retailers leading gains.