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Here are five things you must know for Monday, Oct. 3:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising slightly Monday, getting a lift from solid gains in Europe and Asia.
The FTSE in London jumped 1.1% and Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9%. A disappointing economic survey from Japan fanned hopes of further rate cuts for the world's third-largest economy.
Crude oil rose 1.1% to $48.75 a barrel early Monday.
The economic calendar in the U.S. Monday includes the ISM Manufacturing Index for September at 10 a.m. EDT, and Construction Spending for August at 10 a.m.
2. -- Deutsche Bank's (DB) - Get Report talks with the U.S. Justice Department to settle a high-profile set of mortgage-securities cases are moving forward, but they haven't progressed to a degree that a proposed deal has reached senior-level review at the DOJ or with Deutsche Bank's supervisory board, people familiar with the matter said told The Wall Street Journal.
People familiar with the continuing settlement talks said details remain in flux. Justice Department lawyers have floated the possibility of also reaching accords with other European banks who have yet to resolve similar investigations and announce them at once, but no such move is certain, the people told the Journal.
Shares of Germany's largest bank jumped 14% on Friday following a report that said the Justice Department for a fraction of the original fine. A separate JPMorgan report indicated the penalty could be as low as $5.4 billion.
The stock was down slightly in premarket trading in the U.S. early Monday. Shares weren't trading in Germany because of a holiday in the country.
3. -- Janus Capital (JNS) , the fund management firm, will merge with the U.K.'s Henderson Group (HNDGF) in a deal that will form a company with assets under management of about $320 billion.
Janus Henderson Global Investors PLC, the moniker of the merged firm, will be led jointly by Dick Weil and Andrew Formica, current CEOs of Janus and Henderson, respectively, though Henderson shareholders will emerge with the larger stake.
Janus investors will receive 4.7 shares in Henderson for every Janus share and benefit from $110 million of annual cost savings. Janus investors will hold 43% of Janus Henderson and Henderson owners will hold 57%.
Janus counts Bill Gross as a portfolio manager following his high-profile defection in 2014 from Pimco, which he co-founded.
The electric vehicle maker said about 15,800 Model S and 8,700 Model X sport-utility vehicles were delivered to customers in the latest quarter. In addition, about 5,500 vehicles were in transit to customers, and will be counted in the fourth quarter.
Tesla stuck with a previous forecast that it would produce 50,000 vehicles in the second half of 2016, and said sales and production during the fourth quarter would be flat to slightly better than in the third quarter.
5. -- AstraZeneca (AZN) - Get Report shares rose 0.7% in premarket trading after Allergan (AGN) - Get Report said it would pay AstraZeneca $250 million upfront for an exclusive, worldwide licence to develop and commercialize MEDI2070, which is in clinical trials to treat Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammation of the intestines.
Allergan shares were inactive in premarket trading.