NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Oct. 28:

1.-- U.S. stock futures were pointing to gains on Wall Street Monday as global shares rose on expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay curbing its equity-supportive stimulus program.

European stocks were trading mostly higher while Asian shares finished Monday's trading session in the green. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 2.2% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.5%.

2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. Monday includes industrial production and capacity utilization for September at 9:15 a.m. EDT, and pending-home sales for September at 10 a.m.

3.--U.S. stocks on Friday finished a choppy week in positive territory after Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report,the world's largest online retailer, and shipping leader United Parcel Service (UPS) - Get Reportposted earnings that bolstered the outlook for the U.S. economic recovery.

The S&P 500 closed up 0.4% to 1,759.77 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average also added 0.4% to close at 15,570.28. The Nasdaq rose 0.37% to 3,943.36. For the week, the S&P 500 and Dow increased 0.88% and 1.1%, respectively. The Nasdaq booked a 13-year closing high and climbed 0.74% for the week.

4.-- iPod and iPhone maker  Apple (AAPL) - Get Report is expected by analysts after Monday's closing bell to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $7.94 a share on revenue of $36.86 billion.

Apple remains the world's most valuable public company, but the earnings are expected to mark Apple's third consecutive quarter of declining earnings from the previous year. 

In the year-earlier fourth quarter, Apple posted earnings of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 a share, on revenue of $36 billion.

5.-- Toyota (TM) - Get Report retained its title as the world's top-selling automaker as global sales for the first nine months of the year reached 7.41 million vehicles, flat with a year earlier but ahead of sales from General Motors (GM) - Get Report

GM said earlier this month that its global sales for January through September totaled 7.25 million vehicles, up 4.6% from a year earlier.

6.-- Drugmaker Merck (MRK) - Get Report is expected by Wall Street to report third-quarter earnings of 88 cents a share on revenue of $11.12 billion.

7.-- McDonald's (MCD) - Get Report will no longer serve Heinz ketchup in its restaurants worldwide.

McDonald's said it's making the move because of management changes at Heinz, which hired a former Burger King CEO as head of the company in June after Heinz was bought by Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) - Get Report and 3G Capital

8.-- The New York Stock Exchange said its its test run of Twitter's initial public offering on Saturday was a success, as the exchange looks to avoid the technical problems that marred Facebook's (FB) - Get Report IPO. 

Twitter is expected to go public sometime before Thanksgiving. The IPO will be the biggest technology IPO since Facebook went public in May 2012.

9.-- Paramount's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa topped the weekend box office with $32 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, sinking three-week champ Gravity to second place.

10.-- The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Sunday night to even the World Series at two wins apiece. Game 5 is scheduled for Monday night in St. Louis.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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