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Here are 10 things you should know for Tuesday, July 5:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were declining Tuesday as Wall Street returned from a long weekend to find European and Asian stocks trading mostly lower.
Traders moved cautiously following last week's post-Brexit recovery.
The Bank of England said Tuesday it would reduce the amount of capital banks need to hold to free up more money for lending to businesses and households following the aftermath of Great Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. Tuesday includes Factory Orders for May at 10 a.m. EDT.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Friday ended higher but in trading that was far quieter than normal ahead of the long Independence Day weekend.
Stocks struggled to hold onto gains through the final two hours of trading but the S&P 500 finished 0.19% higher, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.10%, and the Nasdaq added 0.41%.
U.S. markets were closed Monday for Independence Day.
4. -- Goldman Sachs (GS - Get Report) told staff at its asset management division, GSAM, to tighten their belts, amid outflows and poor performance from some of its largest funds, the Financial Times reported.
Executives issued an edict that GSAM's 2,000 employees must curtail spending, including a ban on all travel that isn't associated with meeting clients and winning new business.
Citing data from Morningstar, the Financial Times said GSAM's flagship bond fund is languishing in the bottom one-fifth of its class for one- and three-year performance, and investors have pulled money for 15 consecutive months from GSAM's U.S. mutual funds, according to Morningstar data.
GSAM, however, continues to grow assets under management overall, topping $900 billion in the first quarter, up by $100 billion in a year, according to the Financial Times.
5. -- Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) , the electric car company, disclosed in a holiday weekend release that its vehicle deliveries in the second quarter fell well short of the company's own expectations.
Tesla announced Sunday that it produced 18,345 vehicles in the second quarter of 2016 -- just under 2,000 a week -- a 20% increase from the previous quarter.
However, the seemingly strong production numbers came at a high cost. "Due to the steep production ramp, almost half of the quarter's production occurred in the final four weeks," the company said in a statement. As a result, Tesla's deliveries in the quarter disappointed at 14,370 vehicles, below the 17,000 the company expected.
About two-thirds of the deliveries in the quarter were of the Tesla Model S, and the remainder were of the newer Model X.
The first thing a potential customer saw when looking to purchase an item was how much an item was reduced from its list price. But now, in many cases, Amazon has dropped any mention of a list price and there is just one price, take it or leave it, the Times noted.
The new approach comes as discounts both online and offline have become the subject of dozens of consumer lawsuits for being much less than they seem. It is also occurring while Amazon is in the middle of an ambitious multiyear shift from a store selling one product at a time to a full-fledged ecosystem, the Times reported.
7. -- Seeds giant Monsanto (MON) and Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil.
Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300 million reais ($92 million), managed by Microsoft, evaluating ideas for new digital tools to be applied to agricultural production in the country, Reuters reported.
Qualcomm also is investing in the fund, Reuters reported.
After Monday's shareholder meeting, the companies reiterated that they stand by their merger despite the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union.
"Whether the U.K. is just European or a member of the EU, the merger will create a globally competitive, industry-defining market infrastructure group at the service of European industry," the LSE said in a statement.
About 72 "restaurants of the future" in Germany started offering custom-made burgers, improved children's play areas and table service. The novelty for Germans in the restaurants will be a "make your Mac" option, where customers can choose their ingredients by tapping on giant touch-screen kiosks.
McDonald's said most of its 1,472 locations in Germany will be redesigned by the end of 2019.