U.S stock index futures were higher Monday, after Greek lawmakers approved the financial reforms needed to secure its latest bailout package from the IMF and the EU.
However, violence grew on the streets of Athens, showing that despite the approval by parliament the measures will be difficult to implement.
In the U.S., President Obama will submit his fiscal budget proposalfor 2013. It is expected to raise taxes for the wealthy and pledge investment in infrastructure projects to create jobs.
In company news, Apple launched a new legal attack on Samsung phones, targeting the latest model using the fast-growing Android operating system from Google.
Meanwhile, Google is expected to get approval from EU and U.S. competition regulators for its planned $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility .
And News Corp is again rocked by scandal as employees of its flagship UK newspaper the Sun were arrested over the weekend in a probe involving allegations of bribery.