Aug 28 - Stock index futures are pointing to a slightly higher open as Isaac threatens to strengthen into a hurricane, setting its sights on Louisiana.
Energy firms brace for -- rat and markets for Bernanke's com. Let's kick off trading on Tuesday with the top headlines. US stock futures point to a mix it with investors playing the weight watch game with the Fed ahead of Jackson Hole. But the ECB's Marriott drive so weighed down by his workload he won't be attending the pet fest this year. US markets also -- the sunshine state where the Republican Convention kicks off for real today after delays caused by tropical storm -- Severe rains forced to shut down oil refiners and offshore operators in the gulf sending -- below 113. Bucks today. So are -- not having an impact on shares of energy companies in premarket trading. The storm on the verge of turning into a hurricane now heading toward the Big Easy. The housing sector front and center today for investors with the release of the S&P case Shiller home price index. Economist at I have are looking for a positive reading in June with prices edging up point 2%. That would be the first year over year gains in September 2010. Also on the radar consumer confidence data. The conference board index expected to rise modestly and about 65 point 92 route 66 point eight in August consumers feeling better about the labor market. Ever since stocks to watch today apparel giant PBH brands include Tommy Hilfiger and countless Klein. Raising its full year earnings outlook for the third time this year. -- I have Bank of America its wealth management unit will host a conference call with hagee John Paulson today. And a big win for AstraZeneca. Which post college -- Russia's chief operating officer to be its -- CEO. And going in focus this morning after rival Airbus won seven billion dollar deal from Philippine Airlines. Apple hired yet again in premarket this morning hovering around 677. Dollars. Shares of the -- warrior climbed to its newest record high yesterday about 675. Bucks. CEO Tim Cook in the game wasted no time in identifying eight Samsung Smartphones they want take it off store shelves. Including the galaxy S -- android charge. That -- morning call for Tuesday for the latest headlines follow us on Twitter at Reuters Insider and check out our latest YouTube channel at Reuters dot com slash Reuters TV. I'm Lisa Bernhard. Is Reuters.