US Futures are mostly higher as Congress sets to vote on the tax bill. The House could vote as early as today, with a Senate vote to follow in hopes to get the final plan to the President by Thursday. In economic data, housing starts rose by a 3.3% annualized rate in November, while permits fell 1.4%. Single-family housing units is now at a 10-year high. European shares are mostly lower, however, travel and leisure stocks edged higher. Asian shares closed mostly higher with financial stocks strong, while Japanâ€™s Nikkei 225 closed lower.