Aug. 25 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Aug. 25:

1. -- U.S. stock futures rose Monday following European stocks higher after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled late on Friday that central bankers were prepared to tweak monetary policy if needed.

Asian stocks ended Monday's session mostly higher.

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2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Monday includes new home sales for July at 10 a.m. EDT.

3. -- U.S. stocks on Friday finished flat on Friday but settled higher for the week.

The markets got what they were looking for in a speech from Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen on Friday - she stuck to the script on U.S. labor slack and her dovish outlook.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.22% on Friday to 17,001.22. The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 1,988.40. The Nasdaq rose 0.14% to 4,538.55.

4. -- Burger King (BKW) is in talks to buy Tim Hortons (THI) , the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain, and form a new publicly listed company based in Canada.

The two fast-food companies announced Sunday that Burger King majority owner 3G Capital would continue to own the majority of shares of the new company, with the remainder held by shareholders of Tim Hortons and Burger King.

The two companies would continue to operate as separate brands but would share corporate services.

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