US Futures are flat as markets weigh a government shutdown. Over the weekend, the Senate failed to pass a bill that would have kept the government funded for the next month. The Senate is set to vote again today at noon in hopes that a compromise can be achieved this morning. US markets have yawned thus far, with futures flat on the day. European shares are mostly higher as Germany makes progress on the creating a coalition government. Asian shares closed mixed ahead of the BOJ policy meeting on Monday and Tuesday. No change in policy is expected.