Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.1 percent, S&P 500 futures were flat and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.1 percent, pointing to a mixed open for equities on Wall Street on Friday.
The Conference Board releases its report on November leading economic indicators at 1500 GMT. Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a 1.1 percent rise compared with a 0.5 percent increase in the prior month.
At 1530 GMT, the Economic Cycle Research Institute releases its weekly index of economic activity for December 10. In the prior week the index read 126.4.
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Resource-related stocks will be in focus as crude oil prices rose above $88 a barrel, supported by a weaker dollar and cold weather in the United States and Europe, and key base metals prices gained 0.8 to 2.3 percent.
European shares edged lower in early trade on Friday, with investors cautious after Moody's downgraded Ireland's debt rating, while Japan's Nikkei average <.N225> fell 0.1 percent.
On Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 41.78 points, or 0.36 percent, at 11,499.25. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 7.64 points, or 0.62 percent, at 1,242.87. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 20.09 points, or 0.77 percent, at 2,637.31.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Erica Billingham)