Updated from 5:52 a.m. EST to include Home Depot's earnings.
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Here are five things you must know for Tuesday, Nov. 15:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were higher Tuesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average looking poised to rise for its seventh session in a row.
European stocks edged higher, despite disappointing economic data from Germany. Asian shares finished the session mixed.
The economic calendar in the U.S. on Tuesday includes Retail Sales for October at 8:30 a.m. EST, Export and Import Prices for October at 8:30 a.m., the Empire State Manufacturing Survey for November at 8:30 a.m., and Business Inventories for September at 10 a.m.
Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren will deliver the keynote address at the Portland Chamber of Commerce in Portand, Maine, at 7:30 a.m., while Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer gives the keynote address at the Brookings Institution in Washington at 1:30 p.m.
British American Tobacco, which already owns 42% of Reynolds American, last month offered to buy the remaining shares of Reynolds American, which makes Camel and Newport cigarettes.
A combination would create the world's biggest listed tobacco company.
The companies are still in talks and BAT is willing to increase the price slightly, according to Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the matter.
Shares of Reynolds American gained 2.5% in premarket trading on Tuesday. BAT rose slightly in overseas trading.
While still in an exploration phase, the device would connect wirelessly to iPhones, show images and other information in the wearer's field of vision, and may use augmented reality, the people said.
Apple has talked about its glasses project with potential suppliers, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with those discussions. The company has ordered small quantities of near-eye displays from one supplier for testing, the people said, but hasn't ordered enough components so far to indicate it would begin mass-production of the glasses anytime soon.
If Apple does decide to proceed with the device, it would be introduced in 2018 at the earliest, another person told Bloomberg.
Google's attempt to develop digital glasses flopped in part because its tiny battery ran out quickly, Bloomberg noted.