Updated from 6:55 a.m. EDT
Here are 10 things you should know for Wednesday, April 9:
1.-- U.S. stock futures were pointing to gains on Wall Street early Monday ahead of the release of the minutes of last month's Federal Reserve meeting.
European stocks were rising. Asian shares ended the session mostly higher, except for Japan which tumbled 2.1% as disappointment spread that the Japanese central bank didn't announce additional stimulus.
2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Wednesday includes wholesale inventories for February at 10 a.m. EDT, and minutes of the March 19 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee at 2 p.m.
3.-- U.S. stocks on Tuesday closed higher Tuesday, shaking off a two-day selloff, as tech stocks rebounded.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.06% to 16,256.27, while the S&P 500 added 0.38% to close at 1,851.96. The Nasdaq increased 0.81% to 4,112.99, ending a 3.7% tumble across the prior two trading sessions.
4. -- Toyota (TM) is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places.
No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But two reports of fires are linked to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running, The Associated Press reported.
Some vehicles were recalled for more than one problem. The recall cases total 6.76 million vehicles for 27 Toyota models, the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia, produced from April 2004 through August 2013.
Toyota shares fell 1.7% in premarket trading to $107.04.
5. -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors (GM) $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline.