No U.S. economic releases are scheduled for Monday.
U.S. stocks on Friday closed mixed after a better-than-expected November jobs report was tempered by worries about the progress on the U.S. budget talks in Washington and dimmer consumer confidence. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 81 points, or 0.62%, at 13,155. The blue-chip index rose 1% on the week.
American International Group ( AIG) said it plans to sell up to 90% of International Lease Finance Corp. ( ILFC) to a Chinese consortium led by Weng Xianding, chairman of New China Trust Co., for about $5.28 billion.
Ingersoll-Rand ( IR), under pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz, could announce as soon as Monday a spinoff of its security division, a buyback and a dividend hike, according to multiple reports.
McDonald's ( MCD) is expected to report same-store sales for November on Monday. Analysts forecast global same-store sales at McDonald's, the fast-food giant, to rise 0.1%.
Texas Instruments ( TXN) releases its mid-quarter update on Monday.
FedEx ( FDX) expects Monday -- just more than two weeks away from Christmas -- to be the busiest day in company history, when 19 million packages are expected to move through its networks.
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