A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are higher after Monday's mostly flat close. We get a slew of economic data this morning, including the Case Schiller home price index and consumer confidence.
-Cyber Monday sales hit about $6.59 billion, the largest ever online sum for a U.S. shopping day.
-The markets will be watching closely as Fed Chair designate Jerome Powell testifies today before the Senate Banking Committee, beginning his confirmation process.