Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, April 21:
1.-- U.S. stock futures were rising Monday while Asian markets ended the trading session mixed.
Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.03% to 14,512.38 after Japan's trade deficit widened by nearly 70% in the year ended March 31.
Stocks markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt were closed for the Easter holiday.
2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Monday includes leading indicators for March at 10 a.m. EDT.
3.-- U.S. stocks on Thursday (markets in the U.S. were closed Friday) closed mixed amid corporate earnings as investors hedged their bets ahead of a long holiday weekend.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.1% to close at 16,408.54, while the S&P 500 rose 0.14% to 1,864.85. The Nasdaq increased 0.23% to 4,095.52.
The companies aren't currently negotiating, the people told Bloomberg. One said the discussions happened several months ago and there are no plans to resume.
London's Sunday Times reported that Pfizer made a tentative approach about a takeover valuing AstraZeneca at more than 60 billion pounds ($101 billion).
5. -- Kraft Foods (KRFT) recalled 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer hot doges because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."
The agency said the product labels are incorrect and don't reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs. Those products were made with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.