Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Nov. 9:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were flat to lower Monday amid weak trade data from China and the prospect of an interest rate hike in the U.S. in December.
European stocks fell but shares in London bucked the trend, driven by banking and mining stocks.
Data showed China's imports fell by 18.8% in October from a year earlier, while exports shrank 6.9%.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.6% after the weak data raised stimulus hopes. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.6%.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Monday is bare.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Friday ended flat to higher after a stunningly strong jobs report has investors betting that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her lieutenants will raise interest rates in December.
The company will keep the Weyerhaeuser name and have more than 13 million acres of timberland, the companies said Sunday. It will be worth $23 billion based on current share prices.
The recovery of the housing market in recent years has spurred construction of new homes. That has increased demand for lumber and wood products used in home interiors, which benefits companies like Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek.
"The breadth and diversity of our combined land and timber assets uniquely position the new company to capitalize fully on the improving housing market," said Plum Creek CEO Rick Holley in a statement.
5. -- Quarterly profit at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A - Get Report) more than doubled after a $4.4 billion gain on its investment in food products giant Kraft-Heinz (KHC - Get Report) .
Net income in the three months through September rose to $9.43 billion, or $5,737 a share.
Excluding the one-time benefit, growth in the Geico auto insurance business and the acquisition of the Van Tuyl automobile dealership chain helped drive operating earnings to $2,769 a share, topping the average estimate of $2,720 from analysts in a Bloomberg survey.6. -- Oil and natural gas company Apache ( APA - Get Report) has received an unsolicited takeover approach, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The Houston-based company, worth more than $18 billion, rejected the initial offer and is working with adviser Goldman Sachs on defense, said the people.
The potential buyer, who couldn't immediately be identified, sent a letter to Apache in the past few weeks and it's unclear whether talks will resume, one of the people told Bloomberg.
A deal for Apache would be the largest for an independent oil and gas producer in the U.S. this year, according to Bloomberg.
7. -- Wall Street bonuses are expected to drop for the first time in four years as financial firms reel from a choppy 2015, according to a closely watched study from consulting firm Johnson Associates, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Chaotic global markets harmed the returns of many money managers and delayed companies' plans to go public, the study said. Bonuses for fixed-income traders are also expected to drop for a fifth year in a row.
The last time year-end payouts dropped across the industry was 2011, according to Johnson Associates.Must Read: 5 Biotech Stocks Under $10 Triggering Breakout Trades
The partnership is expected to generate revenue for each company of $1 billion or more by 2018.
The satellite TV provider posted revenue of $3.73 billion in the period, which missed Street forecasts.10. -- Earnings are also expected Monday from Caesars Entertainment ( CZR - Get Report) , Dean Foods ( DF - Get Report) , Priceline ( PCLN) , Rackspace ( RAX) and Plug Power ( PLUG - Get Report) ,