* Euro zone to seek Greek aid deal without write-off
* Knight in talks for market-making unit sale- sources
* Futures lower: S&P 5.8 pts, Dow 44 pts, Nasdaq 7.5 pts
By Angela Moon
NEW YORK, Nov 26 U.S. stock index futures fell
on Monday as investor returned to the market after a
holiday-shortened trading week, focused on the meeting of euro
zone finance ministers on Greece and negotiations in the U.S.
over the "fiscal cliff".
* Euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary
Fund will seek to unfreeze the second bailout package for Greece
on Monday, but they first need to agree if some of the official
loans to Athens might eventually be forgiven to cut Greek
* U.S. lawmakers have made little progress in the past 10
days toward a compromise to avoid the harsh tax increases and
government spending cuts scheduled for Jan. 1, a senior
Democratic senator said on Sunday.
* Knight Capital Group Inc is in talks about
possibly selling its market-making operation, its largest and
most profitable business, but it is not known if a deal will
happen, a source said on Saturday.
* Apple Inc has asked a federal court to add six
more products to its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung
Electronics Co, including the Samsung Galaxy Note
II, in the latest in move in an ongoing legal war between the
* U.S. shoppers went to stores earlier this Thanksgiving
weekend and bought online more than in years past, giving
retailers a strong start to the holiday shopping season, data
showed on Sunday.
* Black Friday's online sales topped $1 billion for the
first time ever as more consumers used the internet do their
early holiday shopping, comScore Inc said on Sunday.
* S&P 500 futures lost 5.8 points and were below fair
value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account
interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the
contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 44
points, and Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 7.5 points.
* European equities inched lower following last week's
strong rally in morning trade on Monday while the euro hovered
near a one-month peak against the dollar as investors awaited
the outcome of talks to provide a new tranche of emergency loans
* U.S.-based stock funds suffered the most outflows since
late July as U.S. lawmakers inched ahead in talks to avert the
"fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts set to occur in
January, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on
* European banks have asked the European Commission to
postpone the introduction of tougher global bank capital rules
by a year to 2014 after U.S. regulators delayed application of
the new requirements.
* U.S. stocks rose for a fifth day during a
holiday-shortened, thinly traded session on Friday as investors
picked up recently beaten-down shares of large technology