Updated to include additional earnings from Tuesday morning.
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Here are five things you must know for Tuesday, Dec. 20:
1. -- U.S. stock futures rose Tuesday and European shares turned higher as investors reacted with caution to three separate terror incidents around the region Monday that have rekindled concerns over security and geopolitical risks.
In Berlin, 12 people died and many more were injured when a truck drove into large crowds at a Christmas market. The attack followed a shooting incident at an Islamic center in Zurich that injured three and came only hours after the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey, who was murdered while speaking at the opening of an art gallery in Ankara.
The Nikkei in Japan rose 0.53% after the country's central bank kept its current monetary policy unchanged.
The economic calendar in the U.S. on Tuesday is bare.
General Mills (GIS) - Get Report reported second-quarter adjusted earnings of 85 cents a share, missing Wall Street estimates by a penny. Net sales in the quarter fell 7% to $4.1 billion because of lower organic net sales and the divestiture of the North American Green Giant business, the company said.
The stock fell 4.9% in premarket trading.
BlackBerry (BBRY) reported third-quarter earnings of 2 cents a share, ahead of estimates that called for a loss of 1 cent. Revenue for the quarter was $301 million below estimates of $331.9 million. BlackBerry shares rose 2.2%.
Oil prices in the U.S early Tuesday rose 0.4% to $52.32 a barrel.
2. -- Apple (AAPL) - Get Report is discussing with the Indian government the possibility of manufacturing its products in the country, according to two senior government officials, The Wall Street Journal reported.
In a letter to the government last month, the tech giant outlined its plans and sought financial incentives to move ahead, the officials told the Journal. Senior Trade Ministry authorities met in recent weeks to discuss the matter.
An Apple spokeswoman didn't respond to requests from the Journal for comment.
Making goods such as iPhones locally would allow Apple to open its own stores in India, helping build its brand in a country where it has less than 5% of the smartphone market, the Journal noted.
India's smartphone market is expected next year to overtake the U.S. as the world's second largest behind China, according to research firm IDC.
Separately, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained to employees on the company's internal information service why he met with President-elect Donald Trump last week.
Cook said he felt it was necessary to "engage" when Trump invited him and other tech executives to a summit last week in New York.
"Personally, I've never found being on the sideline a successful place to be," Cook told employees. "The way that you influence these issues is to be in the arena. So whether it's in this country, or the European Union, or in China or South America, we engage.
"And we engage when we agree and we engage when we disagree. I think it's very important to do that because you don't change things by just yelling. You change things by showing everyone why your way is the best. In many ways, it's a debate of ideas."
3. -- The U.S. Department of Justice asked Credit Suisse (CS) - Get Report to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, but the Swiss bank has resisted settling for that amount.
The size of the suggested settlement indicates that the cost to the bank may be higher than analysts had expected and explains why Credit Suisse management, according to a second source, has been seeking a smaller penalty.
"Credit Suisse is confident of reaching a better solution," the second person told Reuters. Should talks break down, U.S. legal authorities could sue the bank, prolonging the uncertainty.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met last week with Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, another person familiar with the matter said.
A potential resolution could come as early as this week, according to Reuters.
4.-- Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) - Get Report said Tuesday that it agreed to purchase MBNA Ltd., the U.K. consumer credit card subsidiary of Bank of America (BAC) - Get Report , for £1.9 billion ($2.4 billion).
MBNA has assets of around £7 billion, Lloyds said in a statement, and is expected to deliver "strong financial returns and create significant value for shareholders."
Lloyds said the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2017 and will provide an increase of £650 million in annual group revenue. MBNA booked £123 million in first-half profit this year.
"The acquisition increases our participation in the expanding U.K. credit card market with a multi-brand strategy and advances our strategic aim to deliver sustainable growth as a U.K.-focused retail and commercial bank," said CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio.
Lloyds shares rose 3% in trading Tuesday in London.
5. -- Uber, the ride-hailing company, lost significantly more than $2.2 billion in the first nine months of the year, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
In the third quarter, Uber lost more than $800 million, not including the results of its China business, which Uber sold in the period.
Revenue at Uber has continued to grow, however, even after it exited China. Uber generated about $3.76 billion in net revenue in the first nine months of 2016 and is on track to exceed $5.5 billion this year, the person told Bloomberg.
Uber, a closely held company based in San Francisco, has remained quiet about its financial performance even as its valuation has soared to $69 billion, according to Bloomberg.