U.S. stock futures are lower. Investors are waiting earnings releases from the largest technology giants and the results may point to directional moves. Stronger earnings and guidance reports are counteracting negative sentiment from higher Covid cases. June durable goods order increased 0.8% versus the consensus 2.1%, reflecting lower new orders – this report is normally volatile and may increase significantly next month. Domestic manufactures are struggling to hire qualified workers and dealing with supply chain issues. The 10y and 30y yields are lower post release. The infrastructure bill passed another deadline and the talks continued with both sides expressing confidence in reaching a deal. With the increase in new Covid cases, mandates are expected within state(public) and healthcare sectors. In overseas trading, Chinese markets closed lower again , fueled by unverified rumors of international funds selling Chinese funds. European markets are trading lower.