Stocks set to start higher ahead of Goldman, J&J earnings, retail sales

U.S. stocks were poised Tuesday to extend Monday's rally as futures advanced ahead of earnings reports from financial giant Goldman Sachs Group (GS) and healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). Tech giant Intel (INTC) will also be reporting after the close. Some economic reports are also due this morning, including June retail sales and wholesale inflation.

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