Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Nov. 22:
1.-- U.S. stock futures were pointing to slight gains on Wall Street Friday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 16,000 for the first time on Thursday.
European stocks were trading mostly higher. Asian shares ended Friday's session with gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1%.
2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. Friday includes the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for September at 10 a.m. EST.
3.-- U.S. stocks on Thursday broke a three-day losing streak as Janet Yellen's nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief was approved by the Senate Banking Committee and investors cheered a fall in weekly initial jobless claims.
The S&P 500 rose 0.81% to close at 1,795.85, while the Dow gained 0.69% to 16,009.99. The Nasdaq popped 1.22% to finish at 3,969.15.
Charter has held talks with banks including Bank of America and Barclays about a multi-billion dollar debt package that would underpin an offer for Time Warner Cable, which has a market capitalization of nearly $35 billion, the people told the Journal. Another possible source of cash for a bid is sovereign wealth funds and wealthy individuals, the Journal reported. Arranging equity commitments from such parties could allow Charter to increase the cash component of the deal without taking on too much debt.