U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index at a record, before a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kicks off Memorial Day weekend.
... * Stocks on track to close week near record highs. * Yellen, Draghi in focus. * Euro zone bond yields dip, U.S. inflation data awaited (Updates prices, adds fresh quote).
Gas prices have been steadily climbing, but with the summer driving season starting with the Memorial Day weekend, drivers could soon begin to see some relief at the pump.
Solid sales in construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, and the company raised its outlook for the year.
... * Islamic State advances in Iraq, Syria raise supply worries. * U.S. crude futures set for 10th consecutive weekly rise. * Book-squaring reported ahead of long holiday weekend.