8.-- Starbucks (SBUX) is forecast to report fiscal first-quarter earnings on Thursday of 69 cents a share on sales of $4.29 billion. A year earlier, the coffee company earned 57 cents a share.

Starbucks shares rose 0.35% to $73.86.

9.-- Regulators are beginning to scrutinize Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) to determine whether it is important enough to the financial system to require Federal Reserve supervision, Bloomberg reported, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.

The Financial Stability Oversight Council staff's study of Berkshire doesn't mean the panel is inclined to apply the "systemically important" label to Berkshire, the people said, adding that any decision could be months away.

Berkshire Hathaway's reinsurance operation is the world's fourth-largest.

10.-- JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has been telling employees this week about their 2013 bonuses, and most workers aren't getting pay increases for the year because of the costs to settle government and private claims against the bank, Reuters reported.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel