US stock index futures edged up late Sunday amid growing tensions between the United States and China. Starting at 11:30 p.m. East, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures
up 70 points, or 0.3%, while S&P 500 futures
forward and Nasdaq-100
followed in the same way. The US stock markets are closed on Monday for the Memorial Day vacation. Inventories were little changed on Friday but for the week, the Dow
climbed 3.3%, the S&P 500
3.2% advanced and the Nasdaq Composite
increased 3.4%. Traders are keeping an eye on the US and other global economies as companies gradually reopen closures related to coronaviruses. But new tensions between the United States and China have increased, a senior White House official said on Sunday that the United States could sanction China if a bill limiting Hong Kong’s autonomy was approved.