A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are down after the Dow and the S&P 500 finished Friday on a 5-week winning streak. Apple is the big story right now as its shares are poised to fall at the open on
-Christmas shopping was up 4.9 percent this year compared to a 3.7 percent boost last year, according to MasterCard Spending Plus. That's the strongest number since 2011.
-Mallinckrodt is buying Sucampo Pharmaceuticals for $1.2 billion.