What to Watch in The Day Ahead; Tuesday, June 3

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New orders for U.S.-made goods were seen up in April, signaling a strengthening manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department is expected to report that factory orders were up 0.5 percent in April after rising 0.9 percent in March. (1000/1400) Also on the radar is vehicle sales data, expected to show a slight uptick in May as automakers sold a total of 16.1 million cars, up from 16.04 million in April. (0000/0400) Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George will discuss monetary policy with business and community leaders in Colorado at a lunch speech in Breckenridge. (1350/1750) Discount chain Dollar General is scheduled to report first-quarter results before the bell amid expectations of a turnaround as consumer spending improves in the United States. Investors will look for details on sales of its tobacco products, which the company started carrying in mid-2013. They will also look for commentary on the company's forecast for the year and a possible upward revision. (Compiled By Sourav Bose in Bangalore)

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