US futures are higher this morning as the Economic Policy Symposium at Jackson Hole begins. Investors will be looking ahead to speeches from ECB President Mario Draghi and Fed Chair Janet Yellen. In economic data, weekly jobless claims came in at 234,000 compared to estimates of 238,000. Markets in Europe are trading higher with the FTSE leading the way. Asian markets closed mixed with the Shanghai lower while the Hang Seng closed higher.