US futures edge higher ahead of data

New York - US stock index futures edged up on Monday ahead of data on both the services sector and factory goods that could give clues on the momentum of US economic growth early in the new year.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

Sirius shares jumped 10.9 percent in premarket trading.

Yellen has been the central bank's vice chair since 2010 and is widely seen as continuing the policies set in place by current chair Ben Bernanke.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 31 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 3.75 points.

Ford shares edged up 0.5 percent in light premarket trading. - Reuters