US futures fall before business orders report

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NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock futures are following overseas markets lower ahead of reports that are expected to show rising U.S. business orders and car sales.

The Dow Jones industrial average futures are down 36 points to 13,153. The Standard & Poor's 500 index futures are off 3.6 points to 1,409. The Nasdaq composite futures are down 2.5 points at 2,774.5.

The U.S. markets rallied Monday after a strong manufacturing report and the Commerce Department on Tuesday is expected to report rebounding orders to factories.

Automakers are reporting sales numbers Tuesday. Chrysler Group LLC says that its March sales increased 34 percent, its best performance since the March of 2008. Chrysler brand sales rose 70 percent..