Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Nov. 18:
1.-- U.S. stock futures were pointing slightly lower on Monday but Asian stocks mostly rose on reform pledges from China.
China's Shanghai Composite gained 2.9% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 2.7%. Japan's Nikkei 225 index finished the trading session fractionally lower.
European shares were declining n early trading.
2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. Monday includes the NAHB Housing Market Index for November at 10 a.m. EST.
3.--U.S. stocks on Friday reached new record highs on expectations Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen, tipped to be the next central bank chief, will maintain current monetary policy until economic data shows solid improvement.
The S&P 500 gained 0.4% to close at 1,798.18, extending the index's 2013 advance to 26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5% to 15,961.70 while the Nasdaq added 0.3% to finish at 3,985.97.
The aerospace giant's orders totaled more than twice the value of those of its European rival Airbus, which said it took 142 orders worth about $40 billion.
Emirates ordered 150 of Boeing's planned 777X aircraft in a deal worth $55.6 billion.
5.-- Apple (AAPL) is in talks to buy 3-D sensing company PrimeSense, following a report in Israeli publication Calcalist, reported AllThingsD, which cited several sources.
The deal isn't done yet, the sources told AllThingsD, and that its reported valuation would not represent a huge win for investors.
Calcalist estimated the value of the deal at $345 million.
PrimeSense was the original supplier for Microsoft's (MSFT) Kinect gaming device.