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April 11 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, April 11:

1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Monday as Wall Street prepared for the beginning of earnings season.

European stocks traded flat to higher while Asian shares ended the session mixed. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.6%.

Oil prices in the U.S. fell 0.5% to $39.51 a barrel.

2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. Monday is bare.

3. -- U.S. stocks on Friday posted slight gains but finished lower for the week.

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both dropped 1.2% last week while the Nasdaq fell 1.3%. The S&P 500 closed at its highest level of 2016 a week earlier.

4. -- The U.K.'s Daily Mail confirmed Monday it's a suitor for Yahoo!'s (YHOO - Get Report) assets, joining a wide group of interested companies said to include Verizon (VZ - Get Report) as the April 18 deadline for preliminary offers nears.

Daily Mail, the British newspaper, said on Monday it's in preliminary talks with other investors to launch a bid for Yahoo!, confirming a report on Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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