NEW YORK - Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P500 and the Nasdaq 100 are flat to 0.1 percent higher, pointing to a slight rise in equities on Wall Street on Friday.
Miner BHP Billiton's
The Institute for Supply Management-New York releases its December index of regional business activity at 8:30 a.m. EST. In the previous month, the index read 485.7.
At 10:30 a.m. EST, Economic Cycle Research Institute releases its weekly index of economic activity for December 24.
Wireless pioneer Craig McCaw, the chairman of Clearwire Corp
Fertilizer producer K+S AG
A U.S. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 10 hedge fund groups accusing German automaker Porsche SE
Oil was set to close the year up more than 12 percent and average nearly $80 a barrel -- the second highest yearly average on record -- driven by a resurgence in global demand, an unusually cold winter and falling inventories.
The FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> index of top European shares is down 0.2 percent in holiday-thinned trade.
On Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 15.67 points, or 0.14 percent, at 11,569.71. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 1.86 points, or 0.15 percent, at 1,257.92. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 3.95 points, or 0.15 percent, at 2,662.98.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Will Waterman)