This afternoon, Bernanke is expected to discuss whether the Fed will extend its $600 billion bond-buying program.
Stocks plunged over the last four days as the U.S. economic recovery looked weak and Europe's debt crisis worsened.
Dow Jones industrial average futures are up 47 points, or 0.4 percent, at 12,134, in premarket trading. Standard & Poor's 500 index futures are up 6, or 0.5 percent, at 1,291. Nasdaq futures are up 8, or 0.3 percent, at 2,281.
On Monday, the Dow fell 0.5 percent, while the S&P and Nasdaq indexes each fell 1.1 percent.
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