Stock index futures were nearly flat as investors sought new catalysts to extend a recent rally that has taken index to record highs in recent sessions.
Trading volume has been muted, marking the lightest full-day action of the year, a sign that market participants are largely holding pat near historic levels. Investor focus on Federal Reserve has receded after last week's bearish payroll report suggested the Fed would not ease its monetary stimulus soon, while most of the bellwether companies have already reported.
A person familiar with deliberations told The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has informed the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday but can play while he appeals the penalty. The Yankees were not told the exact length of the suspension, but were left under the impression it will be through the 2014 season, the person said.