US Futures are higher over optimism of proposed U.S. tax cuts. Republicans released their final tax cut proposal late on Friday and believe that the bill will have enough votes to pass this week. At 10am, the market will get a reading on homebuilder confidence in December with the expectation of no change from November. European stocks are being led higher by technology stocks. Asian stocks closed mostly higher, led by Japanese stocks, as Japanâ€™s November exports rose 16.2%.