Futures for the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 rose 0.5 to 0.7 percent, pointing to a higher start to Wall Street on Monday.
In corporate news, American International Group Inc
In Frankfurt, AIG shares
Germany's Merck KGaA
On Saturday, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc
On the earnings front for Monday, CMS Energy
On the economic front, investors may watch the Commerce Dept release of January personal income and consumption data at 1330 GMT, while at 1500 GMT, the Institute for Supply Management releases its February manufacturing index and the Commerce Dept releases January construction spending.
But, the main economic event this week will be U.S. monthly nonfarm-payrolls data for February on Friday. The median forecast in a Reuters' poll is for nonfarm payrolls to slide by 50,000 positions, with the jobless rate rising to 9.8 percent from January's 9.7 percent.
In politics, democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress voiced confidence on Sunday they will have the votes, possibly within a couple of months or so, to pass landmark legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.
Marathon weekend negotiations in the U.S. Senate on financial reform failed to result in a bipartisan breakthrough, with disagreement over how much power to give a consumer watchdog office still a key hurdle.
Two key Republicans have been urging the U.S. House of Representatives to speed up a public hearing to investigate the administration's bailout of home funding giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Oil rose more than 1 percent and topped $80 a barrel on Monday, amid threats by Iran that it could cut off energy supplies to Europe, although prices later eased on worries about slowing demand in China.
Asian shares rose on Monday, boosted by mining stocks after a massive earthquake in Chile, the world's top copper producer, and on signs that Greece's debt crisis could be easing.
EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn is due to visit Athens on Monday for talks with Greek officials about the crisis, which has rocked Europe's debt market and undermined investors' confidence in the common euro currency.
In Europe, the FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> gained 0.8 percent, with commodity stocks the major gainers, while sterling fell to a nine-month low against the dollar.
U.S. stocks gained on Friday, capping their best monthly advance since November as data showed the economy grew a tad better than expected in the fourth quarter.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> edged up 0.04 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 0.1 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 0.2 percent.
(Reporting by Joanne Frearson; Editing by Mike Nesbit)