NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Nov. 6:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were slipping Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank monetary policy meeting and after both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 hit new records in the previous session.
European stocks were declining. Economists don't expect the ECB to announce further rate cuts after September' action that took the benchmark refinancing rate to 0.05%.
Asian stocks ended Thursday's session mostly lower.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Thursday includes weekly initial jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. EST, and preliminary third-quarter productivity at 8:30 a.m.
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3. -- U.S. stocks on Wednesday finished mixed but the Dow and S&P 500 closed at all-time highs as Wall Street cheered news of the GOP seizing control of the Senate.
The Dow added 0.58% to close at 17,484.53. It touched an intraday high on Wednesday of 17,486 just prior to the closing bell. The S&P 500 climbed 0.57% to finish at 2,023.57. The Nasdaq fell 0.06%.
4. -- Tesla's (TSLA) third-quarter results beat Wall Street's expectations even though losses doubled from a year earlier.
The electric carmaker posted a loss in the quarter of $74.7 million, or 60 cents a share, wider than the year-earlier loss of 32 cents.
Tesla delivered 7,785 Model S cars during the quarter, up 41.5% from a year earlier.
The company said it would delay production of the Model X crossover until next fall in order to "get all of the details right," CEO Elon Musk said.
5. -- Walt Disney (DIS) is forecast by Wall Street to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of 88 cents a share on revenue of $12.37 billion.
Disney is expected to release earnings after Thursday's closing bell.
6. -- Qualcomm (QCOM) is under investigation for potential antitrust breaches in Europe as well as the U.S., the company disclosed Wednesday. The new antitrust probes add to legal woes the company is already facing in China, which could undermine its business opportunities there.
The European Commission is taking a look at the rebates and financial incentives offered by the semiconductor maker in the sale of its chips, according to a Reuters report. Additionally, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is inquiring into whether Qualcomm breached its licensing terms.
Separately, Qualcomm posted fiscal fourth-quarter profit below forecasts and issued earnings and sales guidance for its fiscal first quarter that was shy of estimates.
7. -- Palo Alto Networks (PANW) discovered a new family of malware that can infect Apple's (AAPL) desktop and mobile operating systems, Reuters reported.
The "WireLurker" malware can install third-party applications on regular, non-jailbroken iOS devices and hop from infected Macs onto iPhones through USB connector-cables, Ryan Olson, intelligence director for the company's Unit 42 division, told Reuters.
Palo Alto Networks said Wednesday it had seen indications that the attackers were Chinese. The malware originated from a Chinese third-party apps store and appeared to have mostly affected users within the country.
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