U.S. futures rise as trade progress continues. The U.S. and China have reportedly resolved many of the sticking points and are moving closer to a trade deal. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is in the U.S. meeting with trade representatives and will resume talks again later today. On the data front, private payrolls were lower than expected in March, rising by 129k. The weaker than expected number was partially offset by a 14k revision higher for February’s private payroll gains. Later this morning markets will get a look at the services sector with the release of the ISM non-manufacturing index from March. European shares are higher with material stocks leading on positive U.S./China trade developments. On the Brexit front, it is likely that U.K. PM Theresa May will request an extension to get a majority on an exit plan as the April 12th deadline approaches. Asian shares closed higher with Chinese shares leading the region.