US futures are slightly higher as jobless claims remain low. The Labor Department reported that initial jobless claims for the week ending Nov. 18th were 239K, in line with forecasts. The preliminary October durable goods order fell by 1.2%, below expectations, however, ex-transportation rose 0.4%. European shares are mostly higher as UK budget talks are in the spotlight as Brexit talks continue. Asian shares closed higher as China‚Äôs Hang Seng closed above 30,000, making a multi-year high.