Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Nov. 30:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising slightly Monday as investors braced for a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday, a policy meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday, and the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for November on Friday.
European stocks traded mixed while Asian shares ended Monday's session mostly lower.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Monday includes Chicago PMI for November at 9:45 a.m. EST, and Pending Home Sales for October at 10 a.m.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Friday ended mixed in nervous, choppy trading.
The S&P 500 rose 0.06%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.07%, and the Nasdaq gained 0.22%.
4. -- The National Retail Federation said more than 151 million people shopped in stores or online over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey of 4,281 shoppers. That compares with 133.7 million last year, but the NRF said those figures are not comparable because of a change in its methodology.
A shift in shoppers' spending habits has forced the NRF to overhaul the way it tracks shopper spending and visits during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend.
It also estimated that spending per person was $299.60. That's below the nearly $381 figure last year, but the group also said this year's spending number is not comparable to those in previous years.
ShopperTrak said sales at retail stores on Black Friday this year totaled $10.4 billion, down 10.3% from 2014, while sales on Thanksgiving Day declined 10% to $1.8 billion.
Separately, almost exactly two years after first announcing its plans to deliver packages with a drone, Amazon revealed a new prototype of one of its delivery drones, The Washington Post reported.
Amazon's prototype is an octocopter -- meaning it has eight propellers and can take off and land vertically, like a helicopter. But the design also includes wings and a "pusher motor" so that it can transition from helicopter takeoffs to the energy-efficient flight of a plane at altitude. A pure octocopter wouldn't be capable of a range of 15 miles, like this prototype, The Washington Post said.
6. -- The Federal Reserve Board will consider on Monday a proposal to curb its emergency lending powers, a change demanded by Congress after the central bank's controversial decision to aid AIG (AIG - Get Report) , Citigroup (C - Get Report) and others in 2008, Reuters reported.
A proposed rule, to be considered by the Fed's Washington-based board in an open meeting, would require that any future emergency lending be only "broad-based" to address larger financial market problems, and not tailored to specific firms.
7. -- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) plans to sell two of SABMiller's (SBMRY) best-known beer brands, as the world's largest brewer seeks to ease European regulatory concerns over its pending acquisition of its rival.
AB InBev plans to sell Grolsch and Peroni, both SABMiller brands that are sold globally, according to a person familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported. No deal has been struck and a sale isn't certain, the person said.
8. -- At least 19 governments and 28 leading world investors plan to announce on Monday billions of dollars in investments to research and develop clean energy technology, with the goal of making it cheaper. The initiative will be launched Monday at the start of a climate conference in Paris.
Backers include President Obama, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, billionaires George Soros and Saudi Prince Alaweed bin Talal, and Jack Ma of China's Alibaba.
Under the initiative, 19 countries pledge to double their spending on low- or no-carbon energy over the next five years. They currently spend about $10 billion a year, about half of that from the U.S., Brian Deese, senior adviser to Obama on climate and energy issues, told reporters in Washington, The Associated Press reported.
Gates committed $1 billion of his own money.
9. -- Federal and state governments in Brazil said they will sue iron ore miner Samarco and its co-owners BHP Billiton (BHP) and Vale (VALE - Get Report) for $5.2 billion for the damage caused when a dam burst earlier this month, creating an environmental disaster.5 Tech Stocks George Soros Loves for 2015