Jobs, jobs, and more jobs are the market's focus.
Wall Street is laser-focused on the U.S. non-farm payrolls report this morning as investors eagerly await the news and will try and read whether a strong number will accelerate the Fed's time to raise interest rates, while a weak number could continue to push out the inevitable hike.
Consensus expects 220,000 jobs to have been added in April and the unemployment rate is expected to come in at 5.4%, down 10 basis points from last month.
Stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street while European markets rallied as Conservative David Cameron won a surprisingly decisive victory in elections, to retain his position as Prime Minister in the U.K.
In Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told investors to expect a happy ending to the current intense negotiations with the IMF and the EU over Greek's debt payments.
In M&A news, Monsanto (MON) is being rebuffed by Syngenta (SYT) as Syngenta says the $45 billion takeover offer undervalues the company. And yesterday, rumors surfaced that Yelp (YELP) has been looking for a buyer, leading that stock to pop 23%.
Notable earnings reports this morning include: AOL (AOL), WhiteWave Foods (WWAV), Crocs (CROX), and Liberty Media (LMCA).