Morning Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Tuesday, Feb. 19:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were suggesting Wall Street would open higher Tuesday after a three-day holiday weekend.
European shares were rising after Germany's ZEW expectations index topped economists' forecasts.
Asian stocks ended Tuesday's session mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.3% to 11,372.34.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. Tuesday includes the NAHB Housing Market Index for February at 10 a.m. EST.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Friday ended mixed.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tacked on 8 points, or 0.1%, to close at 13,982. The Dow closed off 0.1% last week.
The S&P 500 dipped 1.6 points, or 0.1%, to finish at 1,520. The index added 0.1% for the week. The Nasdaq was off 6.6 points, or 0.2%, to close at 3,192. The tech-heavy index lost 0.1% last week.
Markets in the U.S. were closed Monday for the Presidents' Day holiday.
The deal is expected to be stock-for-stock, though precise terms couldn't be learned, the newspaper said.
A deal isn't done yet, and talks could still fall apart. But an announcement could come as early as this week, the people told the Journal.
5. -- Dell(DELL) , the personal computer maker, is expected by Wall Street Tuesday to post fourth-quarter earnings of 39 cents a share on revenue of $14.12 billion.
Dell reached a deal earlier this month to go private in a $24.4 billion deal.
8. -- Burger King's (BKW) Twitter account was hacked on Monday, forcing the fast-food company to ask Twitter to suspend the account.
Several tweets contained the logo of rival McDonald's(MCD) . One tweet made from Burger King's account even said, "We just got sold to McDonalds!"
9. -- Cyberattacks that stole information from 141 targets in the U.S. and other countries have been traced to a Chinese military, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.
China called the report "groundless."
10. -- Prosecutors accused Oscar Pistorius , the "blade runner," of premeditated murder, saying he opened fire four times on his girlfriend through a locked bathroom door after putting on his prosthetic legs and walking more than 20 feet from a bedroom, The New York Times reported.