NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Nov. 4:
1.-- U.S. stock futures were indicating Wall Street would open higher Monday but Asian stocks declined on fears the Federal Reserve will soon reduce the stimulus measures that have propped up the U.S. economy.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index declined 0.3% while the Kospi in Seoul fell 0.7%.
Stocks in Europe were higher in early trading Monday.
2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. Monday includes factory orders for August and September at 10 a.m. EST.
3.--U.S. stocks on Friday finished higher amid signs of strength in U.S. and Chinese manufacturing.
Bids from any other parties are due on Monday as well, and it's possible the deadline could be extended, according to the Journal.
BlackBerry kicked off a sales process in August.
A potential bidding group, including the smartphone maker's co-founders, has been pursuing a bid for BlackBerry, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Cerberus Capital Management and Qualcomm (QCOM) have been talking with BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin about mounting a joint bid.
5. -- HSBC (HBC), Europe's largest bank, said profit for the nine months through September rose 23% from last year to $13.5 billion on cost cuts and stable revenue.