US STOCKS-Wall St set for higher open as oil steadies

martes 19 de abril de 2016 09:02 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

April 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were set to open higher on Tuesday, tracking a rise in crude after a strike by oil workers in Kuwait affected production from the OPEC country.

Crude rose more than 1 percent, shrugging off Sunday's failed talks among producers to tackle a global glut.

A recent rebound in crude, some signs of a slow recovery in the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve's caution over raising interest rates have helped stocks rally in the last two months.

On Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 18,000 mark for the first time since July. The S&P 500 closed just 40 points below the record high it touched last May.

However, traders seemed cautious about the sustainability of higher oil prices.   Continuación...