The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.By Tom Taulli, InvestorPlace Writer NEW YORK ( InvestorPlace) --
Here are 5 things you must know before the market opens Wednesday.
U.S. stock futures turn mixed Wednesday after breaking records again in the previous session and ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting earlier in February.
Project Loon, Google's balloon-based internet concept, could be close to getting off the ground. Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has been formally arrested on bribery charges.
China's yuan, which has weakened in the last three years, is poised to extend the streak in 2017 as officials shepherd foreign reserves to shore up bad-loan-riddled banks.