Stock futures kicked off the overnight session little changed Tuesday evening, holding earlier gains as investors set their sights on more major cities’ plans to reopen businesses in the near-term as the coronavirus pandemic eased.

During the regular session Tuesday, stocks rose for a third straight session, powered higher by the energy sector as domestic crude oil prices settled at their highest level in three months. Hopes that reopenings would boost energy demand helped catalyze a rally to above $36 per barrel in the commodity prices, along with a report that OPEC+ was closing in on a deal to extend oil production cuts.

Market participants largely looked past ongoing protests, looting and unrest that has taken place over multiple days in major metropolitan areas across the

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