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5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Monday

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Here are five things you must know for Monday, Aug. 29:

1. -- U.S. stock futures on Monday pointed lower and European stocks declined after Federal Reserve officials, including Chair Janet Yellen, made a case for an increase in interest rates, perhaps as early as September.

Yellen, in a speech on Friday, said the U.S. economy has strengthened to the point where another rate hike will soon be warranted, while Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer raised the possibility of an interest rate hike next month.

Asian shares also followed the rest of the globe lower, but Japan's Nikkei 225 bucked the trend rising 2.3% on prospects for a...